List of Counseling Degrees in Arkansas

Throughout the state of Arkansas, people interested in pursuing a Master's degree in counseling may have several different options to choose from. The best choice for a counseling degree program would be one that is an accredited program.

In Arkansas, there are three universities that offer accredited counseling degree programs on a Master's level that can help students gain experience and expertise in this rewarding field.

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Universities such as Henderson State University, Harding University, and the University of Arkansas are leading colleges for counseling programs throughout the state, with the University of Arkansas offering classes at numerous campuses.

Prospective students that live in Fayetteville, Little Rock, Searcy or Arkadelphia have Universities right in their hometown which provides easy access to available accredited counseling programs. If you might be interested in pursuing specialty fields as part of your degree program, you might be pleased to discover that Arkansas offers specialty programs in three concentrations including Clinical Mental Health, School Counseling, and Rehabilitation Counseling.

Here are a few schools in Arkansas with CACREP-accredited counseling programs:
  • Arkansas State University: Ed.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Harding University: M.S. in School Counseling M.S./Ed.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Henderson State University: M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.S.E. in School Counseling
  • University of Arkansas - Fayetteville: M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling M.S. in School Counseling Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision
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Online Counseling Programs in Arkansas

If you reside in Arkansas, you might be considering enrollment in an online counseling degree program. However, there may be factors to consider prior to enrolling in available programs, such as their current accreditation status. Accredited programs provide opportunities to obtain licensure after graduation and are required by the Arkansas State Committee for Counseling during the licensing process.

While there are not any accredited online counseling programs in Arkansas, there are four university locations that can be an excellent choice for people that are in need of convenience with their degree programs. Two of these programs are found at the University of Arkansas, one at the Little Rock campus and one at the Fayetteville campus.

Campus Based Counseling Programs in Arkansas

The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville offers concentrations in Clinical Mental Health, School Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling. The University of Arkansas at Little Rock offers a Master’s in Counseling with a concentration in Rehabilitation Counseling. Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, offers a Master’s in Counseling Degree with concentrations in School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, offers concentrations in Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling. Different programs at these universities offer students flexible schedules whether attending part-time or full-time. These programs are all accredited and are accepting new applications in Arkansas. If interested in the licensure process, please contact the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling for more information.

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Schools With Campus-Based CACREP Accredited Arkansas Counseling Degrees

CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs) is the top accrediting board for counseling programs. Below, you will find a list of all of the CACREP accredited counseling programs in Arkansas. Keep scrolling or jump to all programs for all programs or view online CACREP accredited counseling programs.

Arkansas State University

State University
Ed.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CACREP Accredited
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 2 Year
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 1/13/2018 to 10/31/2021

Harding University

Searcy
M.S. in School Counseling
CACREP Accredited
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 7/9/2013 to 3/31/2023
M.S./Ed.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CACREP Accredited
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 7/9/2013 to 3/31/2023

Henderson State University

Arkadelphia
M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CACREP Accredited
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 1/14/2016 to 10/31/2026
M.S.E. in School Counseling
CACREP Accredited
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 1/14/2016 to 10/31/2026

University of Arkansas - Fayetteville

Fayetteville
M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CACREP Accredited
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year (Re-Accreditation In-Process)
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 7/4/2011 to 3/31/2021
M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling
CACREP Accredited
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year (Re-Accreditation In-Process)
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 7/1/2017 to 3/31/2021
M.S. in School Counseling
CACREP Accredited
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year (Re-Accreditation In-Process)
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 5/1/1996 to 3/31/2021
Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision
CACREP Accredited
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year (Re-Accreditation In-Process)
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 5/1/1996 to 3/31/2021

University of Arkansas Little Rock

Little Rock
M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling
CACREP Accredited
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year (Re-Accreditation In-Process)
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 7/1/2017 to 10/31/2020

All Accredited Schools with Counseling Degrees in Arkansas

View all programs in Arkansas below, or jump to all Arkansas CACREP accredited counseling programs.
Arkansas State University State University
  • Ed.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Harding University Searcy
  • M.S. in School Counseling
  • M.S./Ed.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Henderson State University Arkadelphia
  • M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • M.S.E. in School Counseling
University of Arkansas Fayetteville
  • Doctorate - School Counseling
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville Fayetteville
  • M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling
  • M.S. in School Counseling
  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision
University of Arkansas Little Rock Little Rock
  • M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling
University of Central Arkansas Conway
  • Bachelors - Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling
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