Updated: April 19th, 2023

Pursuing an advanced degree can be a transformative and empowering journey, as students delve deeper into their chosen fields, develop advanced skills, and prepare for impactful careers.  However, the demands and expectations of graduate programs can sometimes bring about significant stress and add to ongoing mental health challenges.

Our faculty, staff, and students work to maintain a healing and thriving learning environment as we cultivate growth and affirmation in a supportive and nurturing space.

Common grad school challenges can be both academic and personal. Graduate students often face unique stressors including increased workload, heightened expectations, research pressures, and financial concerns, while balancing family, personal and professional responsibilities.

At MUIH, we recognize the importance of addressing these challenges and offer a range of support services to help graduate students successfully navigate the demands on their time and energy.

  • Individual Counseling: MUIH understands that graduate students may require personalized support to address their unique needs and concerns. Our individual counseling services provide a safe, confidential space for graduate students to discuss their thoughts, feelings, and experiences with licensed professional counselors. These counselors are trained to help graduate students develop coping strategies, build resilience, and foster personal growth in the face of academic and personal challenges. 
  • Support Groups and Group Sessions: Alongside individual counseling, MUIH offers graduate student-specific support groups and group sessions, creating a nurturing environment for students to connect, share experiences, and learn from one another. Facilitated by experienced counselors, these sessions cover a variety of topics such as time management, work-life balance, research stress, and cultivating a healthy mindset. Support groups can help graduate students build a sense of community, reduce feelings of isolation, and develop essential skills to manage stress and improve mental health. 
  • Referral Services for Comprehensive Support: MUIH believes in a holistic approach to mental health and wellness for our graduate students. Our referral services connect students with resources beyond our campus, ensuring they receive the support they need. Whether it’s finding a specialized mental health professional, exploring additional community resources, or connecting with other organizations, our referral services aim to provide comprehensive support for graduate students as they navigate their academic journey. 

MUIH’s individual counseling, support groups, and referral services are just a few resources available to help graduate students manage stress and maintain mental well-being as they advance in their academic and professional pursuits. In addition to the mental health counseling services offered by MUIH’s counseling and wellness staff, MUIH students are also eligible for free weekly yoga sessions, discounted telehealth at the Natural Care Center and a discount at the university’s herbal dispensary.  

MUIH’s campus community is devoted to nurturing our students personal, intellectual, and ethical growth . 

Regardless of your program, background, location and specific career goals, Career Services supports you in your journey. and provides students and alumni with career counseling, resources, entrepreneurial advice and professional opportunities.  

With a compassionate approach, effective support systems, and a commitment to fostering resilience, graduate students can overcome these obstacles and thrive. Remember, you are not alone, and together, we can master the waves of stress and mental health challenges as you pursue your degree.