Missouri Counseling Degree Programs

If you are new to searching Master of Counseling programs in your state, you might be thrilled to learn that there are numerous colleges in different cities currently seeking new students for their programs.

The University of Central Missouri and Missouri State University are just a couple of the colleges that offer Master of Counseling programs in this state, both consisting of incredible programs for you to consider for your education.

Depending on where you currently reside and your availability for in-person or online programming, you might find multiple options to consider for enrollment.

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

Programs Currently Accepting Applicants
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Online CACREP Accredited programs | Online MPCAC Accredited programs

Online Master of Counseling Degrees in Missouri

Technology has contributed to the evolution of higher education in Missouri and all over the world. In this day and age, students can enjoy the benefits of higher education from the comforts of their own home.

Counseling programs online can allow you access courses via the internet, communicate with other learners and instructors at any time of day, and learn at your own pace. If you are the type of student that may require this type of learning, Missouri colleges and universities may be the way for you to proceed.

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

One of the most important aspects of online Master of Counseling programs for you to seriously consider is their accreditation. There may be many online programs that offer you a counseling degree without the proper accreditation, so it is important to choose online programs accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

If you visit the CACREP website, you can view a list of currently accredited online Master of Counseling programs which can prove to be beneficial during your search.

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 Missouri

Programs Currently Accepting Applicants
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City / Metro Area Average Salary Total Employed Salary Range
Lowest 25% to Highest 90%
location_city Cape Girardeau
$50,190
**
$44,180 to $90,750
location_city Columbia
$46,260
50
$35,950 to $79,240
location_city Jefferson City
$72,900
50
$67,000 to $86,140
location_city Kansas City
$65,530
830
$45,420 to $106,060
location_city Springfield
$82,970
**
$56,690 to $101,440
location_city St. Louis
$59,780
830
$46,200 to $100,810

Missouri State Counseling Licensing Boards

Missouri Counseling Licensure

Committee for Professional Counselors
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573/751-0018
[email protected]
http://pr.mo.gov/counselors.asp
Licensure: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC)

School Counseling Licensure

Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
Educator Certification

205 Jefferson Street
PO Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 751-0051
[email protected]
http://dese.mo.gov
School Counselor [K-8] [7-12]

List of Missouri 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 Missouri 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 Missouri. Keep scrolling or jump to all programs for all programs or view online CACREP accredited counseling programs.

Programs Currently Accepting Applicants
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Central Methodist University
M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place Fayetteville
  • CACREP Status: 2 Year
  • CACREP Start: 1/12/2018
  • CACREP Expire: 3/31/2020
Maryville University
M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place St. Louis
  • CACREP Status: 8 Year
  • CACREP Start: 7/1/2017
  • CACREP Expire: 10/31/2021
Missouri State University
M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place Springfield
  • CACREP Status: 8 Year
  • CACREP Start: 1/9/2015
  • CACREP Expire: 3/31/2023
Missouri State University
M.S. in School Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place Springfield
  • CACREP Status: 8 Year
  • CACREP Start: 1/9/2015
  • CACREP Expire: 3/31/2023
Southeast Missouri State University
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place Cape Girardeau
  • CACREP Status: 8 Year
  • CACREP Start: 1/11/2014
  • CACREP Expire: 10/31/2021
Southeast Missouri State University
M.A. in School Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place Cape Girardeau
  • CACREP Status: 8 Year
  • CACREP Start: 7/1/2005
  • CACREP Expire: 10/31/2021
University of Central Missouri
M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place Warrensburg
  • CACREP Status: 8 Year
  • CACREP Start: 1/14/2016
  • CACREP Expire: 10/31/2026
University of Central Missouri
M.S. in School Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place Warrensburg
  • CACREP Status: 8 Year
  • CACREP Start: 7/17/2010
  • CACREP Expire: 10/31/2026
University of Missouri - St. Louis
M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place St. Louis
  • CACREP Status: 8 Year
  • CACREP Start: 1/11/2014
  • CACREP Expire: 10/31/2024
University of Missouri - St. Louis
M.Ed. in School Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place St. Louis
  • CACREP Status: 8 Year
  • CACREP Start: 3/1/2001
  • CACREP Expire: 10/31/2024
Webster University
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place Saint Louis
  • CACREP Status: 8 Year
  • CACREP Start: 1/14/2016
  • CACREP Expire: 3/31/2024

All Accredited Schools with Counseling Degrees in Missouri

View all programs in Missouri below, or jump to all Missouri CACREP accredited counseling programs.
Programs Currently Accepting Applicants
Click for admissions information & specific admissions requirements, length of the program, tuition rates, format and learning environment, and any other questions you might have.
Central Methodist University
place Fayetteville
CACREP
  • book M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
City Vision College
place Kansas City
  • book Bachelors - Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling
Maryville University
place St. Louis
CACREP
  • book M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling
Missouri State University
place Springfield
CACREP
  • book M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • book M.S. in School Counseling
Missouri Valley College
place Marshall
  • book Bachelors - Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling
Saint Louis University
place Saint Louis
  • book Doctorate - Marriage and Family Therapy
Southeast Missouri State University
place Cape Girardeau
CACREP
  • book M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • book M.A. in School Counseling
University of Central Missouri
place Warrensburg
CACREP
  • book M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • book M.S. in School Counseling
University of Missouri - St. Louis
place St. Louis
CACREP
  • book M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • book M.Ed. in School Counseling
University of Missouri-Columbia
place Columbia
  • book Doctorate - School Counseling
University of Missouri-Kansas City
place Kansas City
  • book Doctorate - Counseling Psychology
Webster University
place Saint Louis
CACREP
  • book M.A. in Clinical Mental Health 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.