Mental Health Counseling Diploma Programs in Indianapolis, IN

There are two schools within 50 miles of Indianapolis that have mental health counseling programs. Read an overview of the programs, requirements and admission info and find out which school is the right one for you.

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Comparison of Mental Health Counseling Diploma Programs in the Indianapolis, IN, Area

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), most mental health counselors need to have a master's degree in order to gain licensure to practice. Universities and colleges typically offer bachelor's and master's level programs in the field, not diploma programs. Two such schools offer relevant programs within 50 miles of Indianapolis, IN. The University of Indianapolis is located within the city, about 6 miles from the downtown area. Ball State University is located in the city of Muncie, around 49 miles from Indianapolis. Both of these schools offer mental health counseling programs.

University of Indianapolis Ball State University
Mental Health Counseling Degree Programs Offered Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (Mental Health Counseling Track) Master of Arts in Counseling
Dual Master of Arts in Social Psychology and Counseling
Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology
Related Programs Offered None Master of Arts in Social Psychology
School Type 4-year, private, not-for-profit 4-year, public
Total Enrollment (2011) 5,417* 22,147*
Campus Setting Large city Small city
Tuition & Fees (2011-2012) $23,010* In-state: $8,558, out-of-state: $22,538*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2010-2011) 100%* 86%*
Acceptance Rate (2011) 68%* 68%*
Retention Rate (2011) Full-time: 74%, part-time: 52%* Full-time: 79%, part-time: 100%*
Undergraduate Graduation Rate 52%* 56%*
Relevant Facilities Krannert Memorial Library Bracken Library
Noteworthy Ranked in the top tier of Midwest universities by U.S. News & World Report Princeton Review named Ball State one of the best universities in the Midwest for 8 years
Distance from Downtown (Driving Time) 5.5 miles (12 mins) 49.8 miles (1 hour and 10 mins)

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics.


University of Indianapolis

The University of Indianapolis is a private, United Methodist university that was founded in 1902. The 4-year school enrolls more than 5,000 students annually. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a master's program for students interested in mental health counseling.

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Clinical Psychology (Mental Health Counseling Track)

The University of Indiana offers a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology program that allows students to choose one of two tracks, including one in mental health counseling. Graduates of this program are prepared for work in a private practice or in a healthcare facility or other agency that addresses mental health issues. During the 60-credit-hour program, students take classes like advanced psychopathology and brief therapy and crisis intervention.

Ball State University

Ball State University is a public, 4-year school that enrolls more than 20,000 students annually. Ball State was founded in 1918 and offers both graduate and undergraduate degrees. Students who are interested in mental health counseling have three graduate programs to choose from at Ball State University.

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Counseling

Ball State University's master's program in counseling offers several tracks to choose from, including one track in clinical mental health counseling. The clinical mental health counseling track is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Students in this 60-credit-hour program take classes in psychopharmacology and theories in counseling, among others.

Dual Master of Arts in Social Psychology and Counseling

Master's in counseling students at Ball State may also be interested in this dual degree program that offers a master's in both counseling and social psychology. Students take classes like developmental psychology, group counseling, and group dynamics.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Counseling Psychology

Annually, only ten students are selected for the counseling psychology doctoral program. Students who are accepted receive an assistantship that can last for up to three years, as well as significant financial assistance. Graduates of the Ph.D. program are prepared for a career in research or in practice.

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