You can use the links below to filter to your state of interest. On each "state" page, you will find a summary of the counseling situation in the state, what curriculum you can expect for a degree level, and what counseling licensure looks like in that state. Of course you will also find an easy-to-read list of universities offering counseling programs, segmented by Degree level. So, if you are looking for a Bachelor's degree in a state, you can go to that page and quickly see all of the different programs available.
Online Counseling Programs
Aspiring clinical mental health counselors, earn your master’s online from The Family Institute at Northwestern University in as few as 18 months. This CACREP-accredited program offers accelerated, traditional, and part-time tracks. Career-changers welcome. GRE not required.
- ✔ CACREP Accredited, No GRE Required.
- ✔ Accelerated, traditional, and part-time tracks
- ✔ As few as 18 months to complete
NYU has multiple online MA in Counseling programs: an Online Master of Arts program in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness prepares students to become professional mental health counselors who guide clients of all backgrounds toward healthy lifestyles, while the Online MA in Counseling and Guidance prepares aspiring school counselors to become transformative leaders and critical resources for pre-K-12 students in public and private schools across the country.
- Accredited by the MPCAC, GRE not required
- As few as 21 months to complete
- Bachelor’s degree required
What is CACREP?
CACREP is the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs. Nearly every state requires counselors to have a graduate degree from a CACREP-accredited institution. There are currently 736 counseling programs in the US accredited by CACREP.
- Online Counseling Degrees
- Behavior Analysis
- Counseling Psychology
- Career Counseling
- Child Development
- Cultural Counseling
- College Counseling
- Crisis Intervention
- Depression Counseling
- Domestic Violence Counseling
- Educational Counseling
- Family and Marriage Counseling
- Grief Counseling
- Mental Health Counseling
- – Master of Mental Health Counseling
- Military Counseling
- Rehabilitation Counseling
- School Counseling
- – Master of School Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling
Counseling Schools by State