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 InformationOnline Program?
Entry Requirements
Course Information
Northwestern University
Online MA in Counseling
CACREP Accredited Programs CACREP Accredited
Online
GRE Not Required
Earn a CACREP-accredited master’s in counseling online top-10 ranked Northwestern University in as few as 18 months. GRE not required. Bachelor's required.
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University of Denver
Online MA in School Counseling
CACREP Accredited Programs Designed to adhere to CACREP standards
Online
GRE Scores Not Required
Learn from doctoral-level faculty in live classes and gain experience through mock counseling and in-field training.
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NYU Steinhardt
Online MA in Counseling and Guidance
MPCAC Accredited Programs MPCAC Accredited
Online
GRE scores are not required for admission.
Prepares aspiring school counselors to become transformative leaders and critical resources for pre-K-12 students in public and private schools
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Our Lady of the Lake University
Online MA in Counseling
CACREP Accredited Programs Designed to adhere to CACREP standards
Online
No GRE required.
Three specializations in Clinical Mental Health, Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, or School Counseling.
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University of Southern California
Online Master of Education (ME) in School Counseling
Can be completed in less than 2 years.
Online
No GRE requirement
Classes led by USC Rossier faculty who are experts in school counseling, educational leadership and family therapy.
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Snapshot: Online CACREP Accredited Programs

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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.

Counselor Salaries & Employment by Metro Area in Missouri

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

Missouri Counseling Licensure: Missouri 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]

If you are looking for Marriage and Family Therapy programs, go to our guide on MFT programs in Missouri.

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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.

Central Methodist University

Fayette
CACREP Accredited
M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 7/12/2016 to 3/31/2026

Evangel University

Springfield
CACREP Accredited
M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 1/13/2018 to 10/31/2027
M.S. in School Counseling
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 1/13/2018 to 10/31/2027

Maryville University

St. Louis
CACREP Accredited
M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 7/1/2017 to 10/31/2021

Missouri State University

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

Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau
CACREP Accredited
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 7/11/2012 to 10/31/2021
M.A. in School Counseling
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 1/1/2004 to 10/31/2021

University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg
CACREP Accredited
M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 7/14/2014 to 10/31/2026
M.S. in School Counseling
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 1/17/2009 to 10/31/2026

University of Missouri - St. Louis

St. Louis
CACREP Accredited
M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 7/11/2012 to 10/31/2024
M.Ed. in School Counseling
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 9/1/1999 to 10/31/2024
Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 1/16/2007 to 10/31/2024

Webster University

Saint Louis
CACREP Accredited
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 1/14/2016 to 3/31/2024

Webster University, St. Louis

St. Louis
CACREP Accredited
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 7/14/2014 to 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.
Central Methodist University
Fayette
CACREP
  • M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
City Vision College
Kansas City
  • Bachelors - Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling
Evangel University
Springfield
CACREP
  • M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • M.S. in School Counseling
Maryville University
St. Louis
CACREP
  • M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling
Missouri State University
Springfield
CACREP
  • M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • M.S. in School Counseling
Missouri Valley College
Marshall
  • Bachelors - Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling
Saint Louis University
Saint Louis
  • Doctorate - Marriage and Family Therapy
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau
CACREP
  • M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • M.A. in School Counseling
University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg
CACREP
  • M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • M.S. in School Counseling
University of Missouri - St. Louis
St. Louis
CACREP
  • M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • M.Ed. in School Counseling
  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia
  • Doctorate - School Counseling
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Kansas City
  • Doctorate - Counseling Psychology
Webster University
Saint Louis
CACREP
  • M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Webster University, St. Louis
St. Louis
CACREP
  • M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
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