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
Top Counseling Degrees
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 785 counseling programs in the US accredited by CACREP.
- Online Counseling Degrees
- Online MA: No GRE Required
- Behavior Analysis
- Master of Behavior Analysis
- Counseling Psychology
- Masters in Counseling Psychology
- Career Counseling
- Child Development
- Cultural Counseling
- Cognitive Therapy
- College Counseling
- Color Therapy Counseling
- Crisis Intervention
- Depression Counseling
- Developmental Counseling Psychology
- Domestic Violence Counseling
- Eating Disorder Therapy
- Educational Counseling
- Family and Marriage Counseling
- Genetic Counseling
- Geriatric Counseling
- Grief Counseling
- Guidance Counseling
- Mental Health Counseling
- Master of Mental Health Counseling
- Military Counseling
- Music Therapy Counseling
- Rehabilitation Counseling
- Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling
- School Counseling
- Master of School Counseling
- Spiritual Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Transformational Counseling
Types of Counseling Licensure
- Counseling Licensure Guide
- State Counseling Licensure
- What It Takes to Become a Counselor
- LPC: Licensed Professional Counselor
- LFMT: Family and Marriage Therapist
- LCSW: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- LMHC: Licensed Mental Health Counselor
- CCMHC: Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor
- MAC: Master Addictions Counselor
- BCBA: Board Certified Behavior Analyst
- NCC: National Certified Counselor
- NCSC: National Certified School Counselor
- LCPC: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
- LPCC: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Counseling Schools by State
FAQ: Counseling Careers & Degrees
- Counselor vs. Therapist
- School Psychologist vs. School Counselor
- Masters in Counseling vs. Masters in Psychology
- Counseling vs. Social Work
- CACREP vs. MPCAC: What is the Difference?
- What Does It Take to Become a Counselor?
- What is a LPC?
- What is a LFMT?
- What is a LCSW?
- What is a LMHC?
- What is a BCBA?
- What is a NCC?