Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in Salem

Become a professional counselor in Salem

Earn a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling in Salem, Oregon. A master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from George Fox, available at our Salem Center will prepare you to work with clients of all ages, either individually or in group counseling across the life span. You will be able to work in a variety of settings, such as private, institutional, community, Christian, and cross-cultural. More specifically, you can work in private practice (group or individual), profit and nonprofit organizations, hospitals, schools, etc.

The master's degree in counseling program, taught in a Christian college setting, ensures you will be highly trained for a career as a counselor. There are many different opportunities for counselors to use their training. Our programs are rooted in the belief that:

  • People are spiritual-psychological-physical-relational beings
  • Counselors need to be able to understand and articulate clients' presenting problems and provide treatment from sound psychological and theological principles
  • Counselors need to possess the skills of a generalist and be equipped to work with a variety of clients of diverse backgrounds and varied developmental stages and needs


This program is designed to prepare students to sit for the national licensure exam to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Oregon.

CACREP Accredited

Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs

Advantages of the George Fox counseling program

  • Courses taught from a systemic perspective
  • Opportunities to interact with students who are pursuing other mental health professions
  • An environment that encourages the integration of faith and learning
  • The option to add a certificate pre- or post-graduation for additional employability and specialization
  • Full-time, accessible, widely-trained faculty
  • Convenient Portland Center and Salem site locations
  • Flexible schedules (day and evening and weekend classes) appropriate for adult populations
  • Two-, three-, and four-year program options
  • Accredited by Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

Best Routes to MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

A sample of the current semester schedule can be found under Graduate Counselor Education Program at