Mental Health Psychology Schools, Colleges & Degree Programs

Mental health psychology, or mental health counseling, is a division of psychology that deals with the study and analysis of mental processes, mental health and mental disorders. The need for competent and talented mental health psychologists and counselors has never been greater. Mental health psychologists work in elementary schools, colleges, private industry, and government. The requirements for becoming a mental health psyhologist or counselor are similar to those for specializing in any branch of psychology. In order to become licensed, candidates must have a doctoral degree in psychology from an accredited program and pass an examine sponsored by the regulatory body in their state, usually the state board of examiners.

One of the most elemental components of becoming a practicing mental health psychologist is education. Most mental health psychologists will earn their bachelor's degree in general psychology from an accredited program and their doctorate of psychology (Psy.D.) or Ph.D. in psychology from an accredited graduate school. Many practicing mental psychologists will specialize in a subset of psychology such as psychoanalysis, neuropsychology, etc.

Below we've put together a comprehensive list of the colleges and universities offering accredited graduate and undergraduate degree programs in psychology that will lead to a career in mental health psychology and/or counseling.

Argosy University
Phoenix, AZ
Arkansas State University
State University, AR
Harding University
Searcy, AR
Henderson State University
Arkadelphia, AR
California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, CA
Fielding Graduate University
Santa Barbara, CA
Mills College
Oakland, CA
Palo Alto University
Redwood City, CA
Phillips Graduate Institute
Encino, CA
University of Colorado-Denver
Denver, CO
University of the Rockies
Colorado Springs, CO
Albertus Magnus College
New Haven, CT
Fairfield University
Fairfield, CT
Saint Joseph College
West Hartford, CT
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT
University of Hartford
West Hartford, CT
Wilmington University
New Castle, DE
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC
Barry University
Miami, FL
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL
Florida Gulf Coast University
Fort Myers, FL
Florida International University
Miami, FL
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Palm Beach Atlantic University
West Palm Beach, FL
Rollins College
Winter Park, FL
Saint Thomas University
Miami Gardens, FL
Stetson University
Deland, FL
The University of West Florida
Pensacola, FL
Trinity International University
Davie, FL
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL
University of North Florida
Jacksonville, FL
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
University of South Florida-Polytechnic
Lakeland, FL
Fort Valley State University
Fort Valley, GA
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA
Spelman College
Atlanta, GA
Brigham Young University-Hawaii
Laie, HI
University of Hawaii at Hilo
Hilo, HI
Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID
Bradley University
Peoria, IL
Chicago State University
Chicago, IL
Concordia University-Chicago
River Forest, IL
Lewis University
Romeoville, IL
Roosevelt University
Chicago, IL
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Carbondale, IL
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Chicago, IL
Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL
Ball State University
Muncie, IN
Grace College and Theological Seminary
Winona Lake, IN
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN
Indiana Wesleyan University
Marion, IN
University of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN
University of Saint Francis
Fort Wayne, IN
Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN
Drake University
Des Moines, IA
Emporia State University
Emporia, KS
Kansas Wesleyan University
Salina, KS
MidAmerica Nazarene University
Olathe, KS
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, KS
Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY
Lindsey Wilson College
Columbia, KY
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY
Loyola University New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Southern University and A & M College
Baton Rouge, LA
The University of Louisiana at Monroe
Monroe, LA
Husson University
Bangor, ME
University of Maine
Orono, ME
University of Maine-Farmington
Farmington, ME
University of Southern Maine
Portland, ME
Bowie State University
Bowie, MD
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA
Bridgewater State College
Bridgewater, MA
Cambridge College
Cambridge, MA
Fitchburg State College
Fitchburg, MA
Lesley University
Cambridge, MA
Mount Ida College
Newton, MA
Salem State College
Salem, MA
Springfield College
Springfield, MA
Suffolk University
Boston, MA
Madonna University
Livonia, MI
Oakland University
Rochester, MI
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI
Adler Graduate School
Richfield, MN
Minnesota State University-Mankato
Mankato, MN
Mississippi College
Clinton, MS
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
Webster University
Saint Louis, MO
Montana State University-Billings
Billings, MT
Doane College
Crete, NE
Grace University
Omaha, NE
Wayne State College
Wayne, NE
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
University of Phoenix
Las Vegas, NV
Antioch University New England
Keene, NH
New England College
Henniker, NH
Plymouth State University
Plymouth, NH
Rivier College
Nashua, NH
Southern New Hampshire University
Manchester, NH
Caldwell College
Caldwell, NJ
College of Saint Elizabeth
Morristown, NJ
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Teaneck, NJ
Georgian Court University
Lakewood, NJ
Monmouth University
West Long Branch, NJ
Rowan University
Glassboro, NJ
Seton Hall University
South Orange, NJ
University of the Southwest
Hobbs, NM
Western New Mexico University
Silver City, NM
CUNY-Queens College
Flushing, NY
Fordham University
Bronx, NY
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY
Iona College
New Rochelle, NY
Long Island University – West Chester Campus
Purchase, NY
Marist College
Poughkeepsie, NY
Medaille College
Buffalo, NY
New York Institute of Technology
Old Westbury, NY
Niagara University
Niagara University, NY
Nyack College
Nyack, NY
Saint Bonaventure University
Saint Bonaventure, NY
St. John Fisher College
Rochester, NY
SUNY at New Paltz
New Paltz, NY
SUNY-Albany
Albany, NY
SUNY-Plattsburgh
Plattsburgh, NY
SUNY-The College at Brockport
Brockport, NY
The College of New Rochelle
New Rochelle, NY
The College of Saint Rose
Albany, NY
Touro College
New York, NY
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC
Gardner-Webb University
Boiling Springs, NC
North Carolina Central University
Durham, NC
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
Wake Forest University
Winston Salem, NC
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND
Cincinnati Christian University
Cincinnati, OH
Heidelberg University
Tiffin, OH
John Carroll University
Cleveland, OH
Kent State University
Kent, OH
Ohio Northern University
Ada, OH
Ohio University
Athens, OH
Sinclair Community College
Dayton, OH
Union Institute & University
Cincinnati, OH
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH
Wright State University
Dayton, OH
Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH
Northeastern State University
Tahlequah, OK
George Fox University
Newberg, OR
Portland State University
Portland, OR
Southern Oregon University
Ashland, OR
Geneva College
Beaver Falls, PA
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Kutztown, PA
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
Lincoln University, PA
Marywood University
Scranton, PA
Messiah College
Grantham, PA
Penn State Lehigh Valley
Fogelsville, PA
Shippensburg University
Shippensburg, PA
Waynesburg University
Waynesburg, PA
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester, PA
Widener University
Chester, PA
University of Puerto Rico at Cayey
Cayey, PR
Rhode Island College
Providence, RI
Salve Regina University
Newport, RI
Clemson University
Clemson, SC
Winthrop University
Rock Hill, SC
Northern State University
Aberdeen, SD
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD
University of South Dakota
Vermillion, SD
Lee University
Cleveland, TN
Lincoln Memorial University
Harrogate, TN
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN
Southern Adventist University
Collegedale, TN
Tennessee Tech University
Cookeville, TN
The University of Tennessee-Martin
Martin, TN
Alvin Community College
Alvin, TX
Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi, TX
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Belton, TX
Westminster College
Salt Lake City, UT
College of St. Joseph
Rutland, VT
The University of Vermont
Burlington, VT
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA
Lynchburg College
Lynchburg, VA
Mary Baldwin College
Staunton, VA
Regent University
Virginia Beach, VA
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA
Antioch University Seattle
Seattle, WA
Central Washington University
Ellensburg, WA
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA
Marshall University
Huntington, WV
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Kenosha, WI
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, WI
Viterbo University
La Crosse, WI

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