List of Master’s in Counseling Degrees in Oregon

Looking for a chance to earn a master’s in counseling in Oregon? We have numerous programs accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), with both online and campus options available. Graduating from a CACREP-accredited program typically ensures that students will be eligible to obtain licensure in that state upon completion of their graduate program.

The vast majority of counseling degrees in the state are at the master’s level, but universities in Oregon also have counseling degree programs at the associate and doctoral levels.

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Here are a few schools in Oregon with CACREP-accredited counseling programs:
  • Corban University: M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • George Fox University: M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.A. in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling M.A. in School Counseling
  • Lewis & Clark College: M.A./M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Northwest Christian University: M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Oregon State University: M. Coun. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling M. Coun. in School Counseling Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision
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Master’s in Counseling in Oregon: Program Overview

There are many CACREP-accredited universities in Oregon that offer master’s degrees in counseling. Portland State University has a graduate counseling program with concentrations in Clinical Mental Health, Clinical Rehabilitation, Marriage and Family Counseling, and School Counseling.

Western Seminary offers a master’s with a specialty in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and Lewis and Clark College offers Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS) in Professional Mental Health. Western Oregon University, located in Monmouth, has a concentration in Rehabilitation Counseling, and Southern Oregon University of Ashland has a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Oregon State University Graduate Online Counseling Degrees

While traditional campus programs are a great way to earn a master’s in counseling, the state of Oregon also offers online options, such as at Oregon State University.

Oregon State University’s online Master of Counseling (MCoun) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and in School Counseling are hybrid degree programs suitable for students in need of great flexibility with their education. Both programs include a majority of online classes that are supplemented with weekend experiences on campus on two Fridays and Saturdays each quarter. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is 90 credit hours, while the School Counseling program is 75 credit hours.

When you seek an online Master of Counseling program for your degree, ideally you should choose a program that’s been proven reliable and that has all of the necessary courses and clinical requirements for state licensing through CACREP accreditation. Oregon State University’s Master of Counseling program has been continuously reviewed and maintained accreditation for students pursuing licensure after graduation. As you move forward, you should stay up to date with licensing requirements in your state, as well as the accreditation of programs within your area.

Other Options in Oregon

There are also other options for a master’s in counseling in Oregon. Salem is home to a small Christian college named Corban University. At Corban, students can earn an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Northwestern Christian University, located in Eugene, offers an MA with a concentrations in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Georgia Fox University, in Brooks, provides students with the opportunity to specialize in Clinical Mental Health, School Counseling, and Marriage and Family Therapy.

Counselor Salaries & Employment by Metro Area in Oregon

City / Metro AreaAverage SalaryTotal EmployedSalary Range
Lowest 25% to Highest 90%

Oregon Counseling Licensure: Oregon Counseling Licensing Boards

Oregon Counseling Licensure

Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists
3218 Pringle Road, SE, Suite 250
Salem, OR 97302-6312
(503) 378-5499
[email protected]
www.oregon.gov/oblpct

School Counseling Licensure

Teaching Standards and Practices Commission
465 Commercial St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 378-3586
www.tspc.state.or.us

Counseling Careers and Licensure in Oregon

Oregon is one of the highest paying states for mental health counselors. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average annual salary for substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors in Oregon is $59,800 as of May 2020, compared to a national average of $51,550. This is projected to grow by 25% between 2019 and 2029, much faster than the projected average for all occupations.

Professionals in the field of counseling treat people with behavioral or mental problems. From children to the elderly, counselors work with people of all ages.

Oregon has a wide range of potential career options for those in this field, with the interest continuing to grow. Oregon’s nearly 4 million population is dense with counselors per resident, indicating a high demand for counselors within the state.

Students interested in applying for licensure should contact the Oregon Board of Licensing Professional Counselors and Therapists.

Sources:
Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, Counseling Specialties
Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, Find a Program
Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, For Students
Oregon.gov, Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists
Oregon.gov, TSPC:Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors

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

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

Corban University

Salem
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CACREP Accredited
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 7/5/2015 to 3/31/2025

George Fox University

Portland
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CACREP Accredited
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year (Re-Accreditation In-Process)
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 1/12/2011 to 10/31/2020
M.A. in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling
CACREP Accredited
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year (Re-Accreditation In-Process)
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 1/12/2011 to 10/31/2020
M.A. in School Counseling
CACREP Accredited
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year (Re-Accreditation In-Process)
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 1/12/2011 to 10/31/2020

Lewis & Clark College

Portland
M.A./M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CACREP Accredited
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 7/14/2014 to 3/31/2027

Northwest Christian University

Eugene
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CACREP Accredited
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 7/5/2015 to 3/31/2025

Oregon State University

Corvallis
M. Coun. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CACREP Accredited
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 7/14/2014 to 3/31/2024
M. Coun. in School Counseling
CACREP Accredited
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 9/1/1984 to 3/31/2024
Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision
CACREP Accredited
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 9/1/1991 to 3/31/2024

Portland State University

Portland
M.A./M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CACREP Accredited
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 7/14/2014 to 10/31/2023
M.A./M.S. in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling
CACREP Accredited
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 7/8/2008 to 10/31/2023
M.A./M.S. in School Counseling
CACREP Accredited
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 9/1/1991 to 10/31/2023
M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling
CACREP Accredited
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 1/7/2015 to 10/31/2023

Southern Oregon University

Ashland
M.A./M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CACREP Accredited
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year (Re-Accreditation In-Process)
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 1/1/2003 to 10/31/2020

Western Oregon University

Monmouth
M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling
CACREP Accredited
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 7/1/2017 to 10/31/2025

Western Seminary

Portland
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CACREP Accredited
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 1/9/2015 to 3/31/2023

Western Seminary, Portland

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

All Accredited Schools with Counseling Degrees in Oregon

View all programs in Oregon below, or jump to all Oregon CACREP accredited counseling programs.
Central Oregon Community College Bend
  • Associates - Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling
Chemeketa Community College Salem
  • Associates - Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling
Corban University Salem
  • M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
George Fox University Portland
  • M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • M.A. in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling
  • M.A. in School Counseling
Lewis & Clark College Portland
  • M.A./M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Mt Hood Community College Gresham
  • Associates - Mental Health Counseling
Northwest Christian University Eugene
  • M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Oregon State University Corvallis
  • Doctorate - School Counseling
  • M. Coun. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • M. Coun. in School Counseling
  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision
Portland Community College Portland
  • Associates - Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling
Portland State University Portland
  • M.A./M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • M.A./M.S. in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling
  • M.A./M.S. in School Counseling
  • M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling
Rogue Community College Grants Pass
  • Associates - Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling
Southern Oregon University Ashland
  • M.A./M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Treasure Valley Community College Ontario
  • Associates - Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling
University of Oregon Eugene
  • Doctorate - Counseling Psychology
Western Oregon University Monmouth
  • M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling
Western Seminary Portland
  • M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Western Seminary, Portland Portland
  • M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
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