CounselingDegreesOnline.org was formed to be a comprehensive website focused solely on counseling careers, degrees, and education as a whole.
Over the past decade and more, the need for counselors has risen drastically. The emergence of mental health as a major social issue is creating an increasing need for even more counselors, and education can take some time. Considering many states require a minimum of a Master’s in Counseling degree, with many states requiring a Doctorate, it’s important to get the word out to many more prospective students considering a counseling career.
On this website, we have gathered all CACREP accredited counseling programs we could find in the US. We have researched different online programs, with some of those programs paying us for advertisements on the site. Despite us vetting any featured counseling or psychology program on our website, you are responsible for doing your own research.
We take our listings seriously, every one is hand-edited to keep as accurate of a database as we can. Our newest program list was loaded to the site in the spring of 2019 and should be current. However, if there is a listing that needs updated please email us so we can review and update it (schools at counselingdegreesonline.org).
On the website, the features we have provided are simple:
- Counseling Career Guide
- Search by degree and review detailed data, overviews, and outlook by degree
- Review schools and their counseling degrees (CACREP accredited included), specific programs, and outlook by state
- View specific program areas relevant to the psychology and counseling industry
We strive to keep the most accurate and up-to-date information specific only to counseling degree programs offered at universities throughout the United States. We use several different sources for our data, but if you find a program or university with incorrect information please be sure to submit the issue with the contact form. We will look at it as soon as possible and make any adjustments after we verify the accuracy.
We cite a lot of statistics, numbers, studies, and other data when researching and writing about information we feel is relevant for any current or prospective counselor. Again, if you find any errors please let us know be emailing us at schools (at) counselingdegreesonline.org.
Counseling Degrees Online was originated in 2015, with a focus only on Counseling. Over the years, we have reviewed hundreds of counseling programs, careers, and data to help this website grow. We are continuously researching specific programs, and reviewing them for our readership.
Multiple resources used throughout this website include:
- Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System Data
- CACREP: Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Programs
- MPCAC: Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council
- U.S. Census Bureau Data
- U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
- American Counseling Association
- American Mental Health Counselors Association
- American School Counselor Association
Our goal is to provide all of the information on psychology education in just one place, then provide you with the information you need to make a decision on your education. We write about:
- Regional, state-by-state coverage of counseling in each state, including different universities in that state.
- Detailed information and research on specific career paths and occupations one can have with a counseling degree
- Specific counseling degrees and all of the accredited universities in the United States that offer the degree
You will notice throughout the site that there are advertisements. We primarily place featured listings for different universities that could be of interest to someone looking for a degree in counseling, psychology, or similar field. Every university on any of our sites is fully vetted, and is accredited, but you are responsible for fully vetting any program you consider. We have made our best attempt to label any advertisements as sponsored programs or sponsored ads – generally if you see a logo of a university, that is an advertisement.
To get in contact with us for any updates or anything else, please email us (schools at counselingdegreesonline.org).
We have created this privacy statement for this website; in order to demonstrate our firm and continuing commitment to the privacy of personal information provided by those visiting and interacting with our website. We hold the privacy of your personal information in the highest regard. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website.
We recognize the importance of protecting your privacy and our policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site. This policy will be continuously assessed against new technologies, business practices and our customers’ needs.
What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit this web site you may provide us or one of our affiliates with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and Web site use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our Web site.
1. Personal Information You Choose to Provide
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone.
2. Web Site Use Information
Similar to other commercial Web sites, our Web site utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” (see explanation below, “What Are Cookies?”) and web server log files to collect information about how our Web site is used. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our Web site.
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing the products and services you requested, to process your payment, , to monitor the use of the service, our marketing and promotional efforts and improve our content and service offerings, and customize our site’s content, layout, services and for other lawful purposes. These uses improve our site and better tailor it to meet your needs.
Furthermore, such information may be shared with others on an aggregate basis. Personally identifiable information or business information will not be shared with parties except as required by law.
Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Website, new services, and special offers we think you will find valuable. You may notify us at any time if you do not wish to receive these offers by emailing us at the link provided on the newsletter.
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How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?
IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile data known as traffic data so that data (such as the Web pages you request) can be sent to you.
In some instances on some pages of the website, you will see different offers for affiliate partners, typically schools, colleges, universities, degrees, programs, and related. We make our best attempt to mark these advertisements as the following, including but not limited to: featured, sponsored, ad, ads, advertisements, matching ads, matching school ads, sponsored schools, sponsored programs, sponsored degrees, sponsored degree, sponsored program. You must opt in to sending your information to any affiliated party we work with, and in return we may receive a fee from that affiliate or one of their affiliates.
How Can You Access and Correct Your Information?
You may request access to all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our database by emailing us at the usual address.
What About Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information?
We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights. We may also disclose account information when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Terms of Service or to protect the safety of our users and the Public.
What About Other Web Sites Linked to Our Web Site?
We are not responsible for the practices employed by Web sites linked to or from our Web site or the information or content contained therein. Often links to other Web sites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our Web site.
Our Commitment To Data Security:
Please note that your information will be stored and processed on our computers in the United States. The laws on holding personal data in the United States may be less stringent than the laws of your Country of residence or citizenship. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
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A Special Note About Children
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In the event that the web site (or a substantial portion of its assets) is acquired, your information would be considered part of those assets, and may be part of those assets that are transferred.