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Welcome to SOU’s Mental Health Counseling Program

The SOU MHC faculty strive to create an academic environment that supports students’ personal and professional growth because we believe that the personhood of the counselor is an essential foundation for the counseling relationship.

Our mission is to train competent, culturally aware, ethical counselors who will provide exceptional mental health services in both public and private settings to meet the needs of increasingly diverse communities.

The MHC program is fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Oregon Lottery Scholarship

We have recently received funds from the Oregon Lottery to distribute as scholarships to incoming students. For the academic year 2014/2015 three $1250 scholarships will be awarded.

The criteria includes: ethnic and cultural diversity, financial need, and academic accomplishments. The selection committee will review the MHC application, financial need as determined by the SOU financial aid office, and student identified ethnicity. Students interested in this award need to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), available at the Financial Aid Office. In addition, fill out the required form if you are interested.

Please use the links on the left of your screen to learn more about our program.