Missouri Counseling Programs Guide

The state of Missouri can be an excellent place to enroll in a Master of Counseling degree program. This state currently offers students the option of pursuing degree programs that can lead them into different specialized fields in counseling, which can be found in many diverse sectors of society.

Mental health, adolescent, and school counseling specializations are some of the most popular in this state, opening up your opportunities within several different career fields after graduation. The most popular city for counseling students in Missouri is St. Louis, but programs can be found at universities located all over the state.

If you would like to learn more about what Missouri offers to students with differing needs, check out our guide below.

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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.

Here are a few schools in Missouri with CACREP-accredited counseling programs:
  • Central Methodist University: M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Evangel University: M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.S. in School Counseling
  • Maryville University: M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Missouri State University: M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.S. in School Counseling
  • Southeast Missouri State University: M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.A. in School Counseling
  • University of Central Missouri: M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Click to jump to the full list of Missouri counseling programs, or consider learning more about one of the below online counseling program currently accepting applicants.

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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, but we also have reviewed this list of online CACREP accredited counseling programs that you might consider reviewing.

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

Evangel University

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

Maryville University

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

Missouri State University

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

Southeast Missouri State University

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

University of Central Missouri

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

University of Missouri - St. Louis

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

Webster University

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

Webster University, St. Louis

St. Louis
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CACREP Accredited
  • 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
  • M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
City Vision College Kansas City
  • Bachelors - Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling
Evangel University Springfield
  • M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • M.S. in School Counseling
Maryville University St. Louis
  • M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling
Missouri State University Springfield
  • 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
  • M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • M.A. in School Counseling
University of Central Missouri Warrensburg
  • M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • M.S. in School Counseling
University of Missouri - St. Louis St. Louis
  • 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
  • M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Webster University, St. Louis St. Louis
  • M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
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