Michigan Counseling Degree Programs

In a state that has always been so driven by industry, Michigan residents value the use of great counselors. Counselors are there to lend a helping hand to those in need of emotional support. Specialized techniques and treatments are used by counselors to guide clients into a better way of thinking and way of life overall.

There are multiple on-campus counseling programs in Michigan. You may also consider an Online counseling program that is currently accepting applicants for their counseling program.

Consider a Featured Online Counseling Program

School and Program Information Online Program? Entry Requirements Course Information
Northwestern University
Online MA in Counseling
CACREP Accredited Programs CACREP Accredited
check_circle Online GRE Scores Not Required 24 Courses (standard program for those with counseling experience) or 27 courses (bridge program, for those with no counseling experience).
NYU Steinhardt
Online MA in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness
MPCAC Accredited Programs MPCAC Accredited
check_circle Online GRE scores are not required for admission. Weekly live classes taught by distinguished NYU Steinhardt faculty.
University of Denver
Online MA in School Counseling
CACREP Accredited Programs Designed to adhere to CACREP standards
check_circle Online GRE Scores Not Required Learn from doctoral-level faculty in live classes and gain experience through mock counseling and in-field training.
Our Lady of the Lake University
Online MA in Counseling
CACREP Accredited Programs Designed to adhere to CACREP standards
check_circle Online No GRE required. Three specializations in Clinical Mental Health, Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, or School Counseling.
University of Southern California
Online Master of Education (ME) in School Counseling
Can be completed in less than 2 years.
check_circle Online No GRE requirement Classes led by USC Rossier faculty who are experts in school counseling, educational leadership and family therapy.
Vanderbilt University's Peabody College
Online Master's with School Counseling Specialization
SACSCOC Accredited
check_circle Online Bachelor's Required. Live, online classes every week led by Vanderbilt faculty.

Snapshot: Online CACREP Accredited Programs

Counseling Programs Currently Accepting Applicants
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info For detailed degree information, view the guides to:
Online CACREP Accredited programs | Online MPCAC Accredited programs

Counseling Programs in Michigan

With programs reaching from bachelor's to doctorate's, Michigan provides sufficient resources for those seeking this type of career. Those seeking reputable universities for their degree program should check out colleges in Detroit and Rochester.

These popular college towns provide excellent instructors and reliable degree programs including rigorous in class and in the field training.

Standing face to face to the northern country of Canada, Michigan has always been a place where industry found its home. Its history of revolutionary design and manufacturing has given this state a high regard in the professional community. With a population of 9.8 million, Michigan holds its place in the top ten most populous states.

Michigan Counseling Degrees

  • 30 different counseling degrees in Michigan
  • There are 23 different Master’s of Counseling degrees in Michigan, making it the most popular degree program in the state
  • According to the BLS, average salary for Michigan professional counselors is around $36,510 per year

NYU Steinhardt's online MA in Counseling and Guidance, Counseling @ NYU, prepares aspiring school counselors to become transformative leaders and critical resources for pre-K-12 students in public and private schools across the country.
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Counseling @ Northwestern is a CACREP-accredited online Master of Arts in Counseling Program with accelerated, traditional, and part-time track options. GRE scores are not required, nor is prior counseling experience. You will complete six quarters of supervised clinical field placements, which will prepare you to pursue licensure as a clinical mental health counselor in as few as 18 months.
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Prepare to become a mental health counselor – earn your master of arts in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness online from NYU Steinhardt. The program is MPCAC-accredited and prepares students to pursue state licensure. Complete in as few as 21 months. GRE not required.
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Earn a Master's degree in School Counseling online from the University of Denver. Learn from doctoral-level faculty in live classes and gain experience through mock counseling and in-field training. No GRE required. 
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At Our Lady of the Lake University's online Master of Arts in Counseling, you can learn to help students navigate the emotional terrain of primary or secondary school, empower people of all ages to overcome mental health challenges, or support someone recovering from addiction as they seek to rebuild their lives with the flexible Master of Arts in Counseling from OLLU. There are multiple specializations in School Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling.
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monetization_on Counselor Salaries & Employment by Metro Area in Michigan

Counseling Programs Currently Accepting Applicants
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City / Metro Area Average Salary Total Employed Salary Range
Lowest 25% to Highest 90%
location_city Ann Arbor
$71,270
220
$47,500 to $116,350
location_city Battle Creek
$61,350
50
$48,030 to $95,980
location_city Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia
$69,330
350
$49,540 to $125,620
location_city Flint
$60,950
70
$47,710 to $123,770
location_city Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$67,280
340
$54,330 to $99,630
location_city Jackson
$84,310
60
$77,650 to $146,620
location_city Kalamazoo-Portage
$71,550
90
$55,240 to $103,290
location_city Lansing-East Lansing
$75,710
110
$55,020 to $126,500
location_city Muskegon
$63,250
50
$50,960 to $137,790
location_city Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$80,770
570
$58,390 to $195,200

Michigan State Counseling Licensing Boards

Michigan Counseling Licensure

Board of Counseling
P.O. Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909
517/335-0918
[email protected]
www.michigan.gov/healthlicense
Licensure:
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Limited Licensed Professional Counselor (LLPC)

School Counseling Licensure

Department of Education
Office of Professional Preparation Services

PO Box 30008Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-3310
www.michigan.gov/mde
School Counselor [K-8] [6-12] [K-12]

Counseling Careers in Michigan

As a career, counseling provides well for its professionals. The average salary for a professional counselor is $36,510. Michigan has a low ration of counselors per resident, so the demand for counselors in this state remains high. Most degree holders in counseling choose to pursue degrees higher than bachelor's level.

The state of Michigan requires that degree holders at a graduate level apply for licensure prior to administering direct care in public. The process begins with completion of an accredited degree program.

After this, graduates must work in a supervised setting for a specified period of time. Finally, a state board exam for counselors is administered to ensure professionals have the knowledge needed to provide care to individuals. This process provides for a well-established and well-providing career that is sure to satisfy.

List of Michigan Counseling Programs

NYU Steinhardt

Online MA in Counseling and Guidance
MPCAC Accredited

NYU Steinhardt

Online MA in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness
MPCAC Accredited

University of Denver

Online MA in School Counseling
Accredited

University of Southern California

Online Master of Education (ME) in School Counseling
Accredited

NYU Steinhardt

Online MA in Counseling and Guidance
MPCAC Accredited

Vanderbilt University's Peabody College

Online Master's with School Counseling Specialization
SACSCOC Accredited

NYU Steinhardt

Online MA in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness
MPCAC Accredited

Regis College

MS in Applied Behavior Analysis
NECHE Accredited

Campus-Based CACREP Accredited Michigan 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 Michigan. Keep scrolling or jump to all programs for all programs or view online CACREP accredited counseling programs.

Counseling Programs Currently Accepting Applicants
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Andrews University
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place Berrien Springs
  • CACREP Status: 8 Year
  • CACREP Start: 7/15/2013
  • CACREP Expire: 10/31/2020
Andrews University
M.A. in School Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place Berrien Springs
  • CACREP Status: 8 Year
  • CACREP Start: 3/1/1990
  • CACREP Expire: 10/31/2020
Eastern Michigan University
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place Ypsilanti
  • CACREP Status: 8 Year
  • CACREP Start: 7/15/2013
  • CACREP Expire: 10/31/2021
Eastern Michigan University
M.A. in School Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place Ypsilanti
  • CACREP Status: 8 Year
  • CACREP Start: 4/1/1998
  • CACREP Expire: 10/31/2021
Eastern Michigan University
M.A. in Student Affairs and College Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place Ypsilanti
  • CACREP Status: 8 Year
  • CACREP Start: 3/1/2002
  • CACREP Expire: 10/31/2021
Michigan State University
M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place East Lansing
  • CACREP Status: 8 Year
  • CACREP Start: 7/1/2017
  • CACREP Expire: 10/31/2021
Oakland University
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place Rochester Hills
  • CACREP Status: 2 Year
  • CACREP Start: 1/19/2019
  • CACREP Expire: 3/31/2021
Oakland University
M.A. in School Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place Rochester Hills
  • CACREP Status: 2 Year
  • CACREP Start: 11/1/1994
  • CACREP Expire: 3/31/2021
Spring Arbor University
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place Spring Arbor
  • CACREP Status: 8 Year
  • CACREP Start: 7/7/2016
  • CACREP Expire: 10/31/2024
Spring Arbor University
M.A. in School Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place Spring Arbor
  • CACREP Status: 8 Year
  • CACREP Start: 7/7/2016
  • CACREP Expire: 10/31/2024
University of Detroit Mercy
M.A. in Addiction Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place Detroit
  • CACREP Status: 8 Year
  • CACREP Start: 1/5/2017
  • CACREP Expire: 10/31/2024
University of Detroit Mercy
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place Detroit
  • CACREP Status: 8 Year
  • CACREP Start: 1/5/2017
  • CACREP Expire: 10/31/2024
University of Detroit Mercy
M.A. in School Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place Detroit
  • CACREP Status: 8 Year
  • CACREP Start: 3/1/2001
  • CACREP Expire: 10/31/2024
Wayne State University
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place Detroit
  • CACREP Status: 2 Year
  • CACREP Start: 7/13/2017
  • CACREP Expire: 10/31/2019
Wayne State University
M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place Detroit
  • CACREP Status: 8 Year
  • CACREP Start: 7/1/2017
  • CACREP Expire: 10/31/2023
Wayne State University
M.A. in School Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place Detroit
  • CACREP Status: 2 Year
  • CACREP Start: 11/1/1994
  • CACREP Expire: 10/31/2019
Western Michigan University
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place Kalamazoo
  • CACREP Status: 8 Year
  • CACREP Start: 1/5/2017
  • CACREP Expire: 10/31/2022
Western Michigan University
M.A. in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place Kalamazoo
  • CACREP Status: 8 Year
  • CACREP Start: 1/5/2017
  • CACREP Expire: 10/31/2022
Western Michigan University
M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place Kalamazoo
  • CACREP Status: 2 Year
  • CACREP Start: 7/1/2017
  • CACREP Expire: 10/31/2019
Western Michigan University
M.A. in School Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place Kalamazoo
  • CACREP Status: 8 Year
  • CACREP Start: 10/1/1983
  • CACREP Expire: 10/31/2022
Western Michigan University
M.A. in Student Affairs and College Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place Kalamazoo
  • CACREP Status: 8 Year
  • CACREP Start: 10/1/1983
  • CACREP Expire: 10/31/2022

All Accredited Schools with Counseling Degrees in Michigan

View all programs in Michigan below, or jump to all Michigan CACREP accredited counseling programs.
Counseling Programs Currently Accepting Applicants
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Andrews University
place Berrien Springs
  • book Doctorate - Counseling Psychology
  • book M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • book M.A. in School Counseling
Eastern Michigan University
place Ypsilanti
CACREP
  • book M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • book M.A. in School Counseling
  • book M.A. in Student Affairs and College Counseling
Michigan State University
place East Lansing
CACREP
  • book M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling
Oakland University
place Rochester Hills
  • book Doctorate - School Counseling
  • book M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • book M.A. in School Counseling
Rochester College
place Rochester Hills
  • book Bachelors - Counseling Psychology
Spring Arbor University
place Spring Arbor
CACREP
  • book M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • book M.A. in School Counseling
University of Detroit Mercy
place Detroit
  • book Bachelors - Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling
  • book M.A. in Addiction Counseling
  • book M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • book M.A. in School Counseling
Wayne State University
place Detroit
  • book Doctorate - School Counseling
  • book M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • book M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling
  • book M.A. in School Counseling
Western Michigan University
place Kalamazoo
  • book Doctorate - Counseling Psychology
  • book Doctorate - School Counseling
  • book M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • book M.A. in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling
  • book M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling
  • book M.A. in School Counseling
  • book M.A. in Student Affairs and College Counseling
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Here are some of the most popular online counseling programs. On each page you will find a detailed writeup of the program, specific courses, and schools that offer that program that are currently accepting applicants.