The University of Providence Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MSC) degree program prepares students for a rewarding career in a variety of settings such as mental health agencies, schools, hospitals, and private practice.

Through teaching, scholarship, and supervision, faculty assist students in their goal of becoming excellent clinical mental health counselors to serve their communities. The integration of ethics, life-long learning, and respect for and value of all individuals are essential elements of the program. This program is accredited by the CACREP.

Program Format

The program consists of 60 credit hours of courses specific to clinical mental health counseling, and includes required practicum and internship experiences. The entire program is offered in the online and asynchronous setting, making it flexible and responsive to the individual student, with the exception of three courses that require some face-to-face interactions for clinical skill development. These three courses will be held in blocks of four days during the semester.

The content and clinical hours of the degree program are structured to prepare students for the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE), which is used for licensure in all 50 states.


Undergraduate tuition is $12,120/semester for full-time students (12-18 credits) or $790/credit for part-time students. All PSJH caregivers, benefits-eligible spouses or partners, and dependents are eligible for a 50% percentreduction of tuition charges for tuition for eligible programs offered at the University of Providence.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the online application for admission at Click on the Apply link.
  2. Request official transcripts from every school you’ve attended since high school. Ask that transcripts be sent directly to:
    Admissions Office
    University of Providence
    1301 20th Street South
    Great Falls MT 59405
  3. Visit for additional application information and program eligibility.


For more information, contact the Admissions Office/Argo Central:


Michelle Hill