MPA/MSMHC Dual Degree

The MPA/MS in Mental Health Counseling dual degree prepares you for leadership roles in mental health, human service, and community service organizations across all sectors.

This program links the discipline of public management with the practice and delivery of mental health services via private, public, and nonprofit organizations. As a graduate, you’ll also gain the qualifications to seek licensure. To apply for this program, you must meet the admission requirements for both the MPA and MS in Mental Health programs.

Application Deadlines

Applications are for Fall semester only. 

February 1 (Round 1) with all materials in by February 10.

April 1 (Round 2) with all materials in by April 10, then rolling on a space-available basis.


Application Materials

  • Completed online application
  • $50 application fee (waived for students who visit campus)
  • Resume
  • Goal statement (essay)
  • Two letters of recommendation (Learn more)
  • All official transcripts from any college or university attended
  • Interview by invitation
  • Official GRE scores (Note: Testing requirements vary by program, and some students may qualify for a waiver. Learn more.)
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic scores (international students only)

Paying for Graduate School

Cost Per Credit (2019-2020) $1,122

Courses & Requirements

Learn more about the classes, requirements, and different options available to complete the program.

Mental Health Counseling Information Request