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
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
- LPC vs. LMHC
- 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?