Clinical Counseling

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Be prepared to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. Learn from seasoned educators and active practitioners. Know how to react to the differing needs of all people.

That’s what you’ll get with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Counseling from University of Jamestown

  • Receive individual attention and advising
  • Work collaboratively with faculty
  • Form supportive, personal relationships with classmates in your cohort
  • Become knowledgeable in principles and practices of diagnosis, treatment, referral, and prevention
  • Receive focused clinical education and experiential training with a case-oriented learning approach
How the program works:
  • Online delivery designed to meet the needs of working professionals
  • A one week in-person residency on University of Jamestown campus during the first summer of the program

You shouldn’t have to pause your life to advance your career. With no pre-testing requirements, you can get started right away with 24/7 access to our online classrooms, you can complete your coursework when it’s most convenient for you.


Who’s This Program For?

Professional counselors work as individuals with a lot of independence, and this program develops the skills needed to thrive in that kind of work environment. As such, this graduate-level program is a great fit for students who are self-motivated and energized by the challenge of a program that is both in-depth and fast-paced.

There are two avenues to be admitted into University of Jamestown Master of Science in Clinical Counseling Program:

  • Direct Entry:
    Any current or future online or on campus undergraduate student (high school senior through college senior) at the University of Jamestown can apply for direct entry into the Clinical Counseling Program at any point during their time at UJ without applying through PSYCAS (see below). The Clinical Counseling program will hold a position for the applicant, pending successful completion of the program requirements. This option is only for current or future University of Jamestown students. All other applicants are welcome to apply through PSYCAS.
    Apply through the Psychology Centralized Application Service.

Learn more about admission requirements and how to apply for the MS in Clinical Counseling program.

How to Apply


Tuition and Cost

  • 60 graduate credit hours at $670 per credit
  • One-week residency fees included in the cost of tuition
Fall Spring Summer
Tuition $8,040
12 credits
12 credits
6 credits
Fees $30 $30 $30
Room and Board* $6,000 $6,000 $6,000
Books & Supplies* $800 $800 $400
Transportation* $1,000 $1,000 $500
Miscellaneous* $1,000 $1,000 $500
Subtotal $16,870 $16,870 $11,450
This table represents one year of this two year program.
Cost: $670/credit
*estimated costs based on student surveys.
Fall Spring Summer
Tuition $7,860
12 credits
12 credits
6 credits
Fees $30 $30 $30
Room and Board* $6,000 $6,000 $5,625
Books & Supplies* $800 $800 $400
Transportation* $1,000 $1,000 $469
Miscellaneous* $1,000 $1,000 $469
Subtotal $16,690 $16,690 $10,923

*Estimated costs based on student surveys.

Be Prepared

Our Clinical Counseling program prepares students to work in places such as community mental health centers, hospitals, university counseling centers, private practice, correctional centers, and more!


During the second year of the program, students complete practicum and internship field experiences, to be determined between the student and the program Clinical Coordinator. These hands-on experiences give students the opportunity to discover or confirm the types of counseling that most suit them and then begin conducting actual therapy with the benefit of support and supervision.


Employees of businesses that partner with UJ receive a 10% discount on tuition for the Master of Science in Clinical Counseling program.

  • American Crystal Sugar
  • Anne Carlsen Center
  • Bank of North Dakota
  • Bell Bank
  • Bethany Retirement Living
  • Butler Machine Company
  • Family Wellness
  • Fargo Park District
  • First Care Health Center in Park River
  • First Community Credit Union
  • Gate City Bank
  • Hospice of the Red River Valley
  • Integreon
  • Jamestown Regional Medical Center
  • Jeremiah Program
  • Make A Wish ND
  • ND State Hospital
  • National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC)
  • Prairie Staffing
  • Preference Employment Solutions
  • North Dakota Women’s Business Center
  • Sanford Health
  • South Central Human Services
  • United Tribes Technical College



Course Title Credits

COUN 500

Orientation to the Profession


COUN 510

Counseling Techniques (1 week in person)


COUN 511

Counseling Theory


COUN 512

Human Growth & Development


COUN 513

Assessment Techniques


COUN 514

Career Counseling & Testing


COUN 515

Professional, Ethical & Legal Issues


COUN 516

Social & Cultural Diversity


COUN 518

Research Methods


COUN 520

Group Counseling (1 week in person)


COUN 523

Assessment, Diagnosis & Treatment Planning


COUN 530

Trauma, Sexual Functioning & Abuse


COUN 531

Counseling Children & Adolescents


COUN 533

Couples, Marital & Family Counseling


COUN 534

Addiction Counseling: Treatment & Contemporary


COUN 535

Crisis Counseling


COUN 580



COUN 581



COUN 582

Internship A & B


Total Semester Credits Required: 60

*Courses run eight weeks, and students take two at a time. University of Jamestown’s program is designed to equip students to be effective, resilient counselors in the real world, including being well-versed in trauma and crisis counseling. Throughout all courses, students have extensive opportunities to interact with instructors and classmates.

University of Jamestown is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

As of the time of posting, the University of Jamestown Master’s in Clinical Counseling program curriculum has been reviewed by the North Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners and is deemed to meet educational requirements for licensure in the state of North Dakota at the level of licensed associate professional counselor (LAPC).

The requirements for the LAPC designation include three main components:

  1. Completion of program curriculum: This program’s 60-credit-hour curriculum meets the criteria set forth by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).
  2. Practical experience and training: This program includes both practicum (100 hrs) and internship experiences (600 hrs) totaling the required number of hours (700).
  3. This program includes preparation for taking the National Counselor Examination (NCE).

The MCC program covers the above requirements, and students will need more training beyond the MCC program in order to meet requirements for the second (LPC) and third (LPCC) levels of licensure in the state. Please see the North Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners web site for more information on the levels of licensure and their requirements.

At the time of posting, it is undetermined if UJ’s MCC program meets requirements in any other U.S. states. Please email the program director, Dr. Melissa Schultz ( if you have questions about licensure in another state.

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