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59 Master of Art Programs in Counseling

Securing an MA in Counseling is a great option for students who have successfully earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology or a similar field. A Master of Arts degree in Counseling is an ideal way to enhance career opportunities within this highly competitive industry, and it is of particular importance for those interested in going on to establish careers within the academic or mental healt… Read more

Securing an MA in Counseling is a great option for students who have successfully earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology or a similar field. A Master of Arts degree in Counseling is an ideal way to enhance career opportunities within this highly competitive industry, and it is of particular importance for those interested in going on to establish careers within the academic or mental health fields.

Just what is an MA in Counseling? This postgraduate professional degree prepares students to establish a successful professional practice as a counselor or psychologist within a broad variety of settings, including, but not limited to,  schools, community organizations, mental health clinics and employee assistance programs. Most MA in Counseling students also pursue a particular specialty, such as marital counseling, youth or school counseling, career counseling or any number of other specific career paths.

Students who successfully earn an MA in Counseling are generally able to command higher salaries than those with lesser degrees, and they can apply for a broader assortment of positions.

The costs of Masters of Arts degrees vary substantially based on a number of factors, among them the length of the program, the prestige of the school and where, geographically, a program is taken.

Those who successfully complete an MA in Counseling program are well suited to work in a wide variety of positions, and they are likely to find employment as school counselors, mental health counselors, marriage and family counselors, career counselors or substance abuse counselors. Licensing for these positions varies by geographic region, so students interested in these career paths should conduct a thorough review of the licensing regulations that exist in their particular area.

To learn more about the various education opportunities that exist for obtaining an MA in Counseling, explore our extensive directory of counseling and related master programs available around the globe. Don’t waste another moment in an unsatisfying or unfulfilling career. Stop simply thinking about what’s out there, and instead start tracking toward a better tomorrow. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Los Angeles, USA

Bachelor's holders can prepare to become a licensed professional counselor online. With no GRE scores required to apply, the 24-month online MA in Clinical Psychology from Pep ... +

Bachelor's holders can prepare to become a licensed professional counselor online. With no GRE scores required to apply, the 24-month online MA in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine allows you to advance your career and be a catalyst of change. -
MA
Full-time
24 months
English
Online
 
Antioch University Online
Yellow Springs, USA

The online MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling offered by Antioch allows you to channel your passion for helping others into a meaningful and rewarding career as a mental ... +

The online MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling offered by Antioch allows you to channel your passion for helping others into a meaningful and rewarding career as a mental health counselor. -
MA
Part-time
3 years
English
Online
 
California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, USA

The Community Mental Health (CMH) Master's of Arts Program trains students to become licensed therapists and leaders in empowering disenfranchised communities. Our graduates a ... +

The Community Mental Health (CMH) Master's of Arts Program trains students to become licensed therapists and leaders in empowering disenfranchised communities. Our graduates are a driving force in meeting the needs of and creating change for populations who have been underserved and overlooked by traditional counseling services. -
MA
Full-time
30 months
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 

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Eötvös Loránd University
Budapest, Hungary

The goal of this program is to provide students with knowledge about the multifaceted nature of intercultural issues, multi/interculturalism, and social integration by means o ... +

The goal of this program is to provide students with knowledge about the multifaceted nature of intercultural issues, multi/interculturalism, and social integration by means of a multidisciplinary approach, which includes psychology, education, sociology, and anthropology. The program is both theory-based and practice-oriented. Courses are based on the latest research in relevant fields, and students are given opportunities to test and apply their theoretical knowledge in practical situations. Approximately half of the program consists of training, seminars, and field work. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
06 Sep 2021
15 Jul 2021
Campus
 
Webster Leiden Campus- Webster University USA
Leiden, Netherlands

The mission of the MA in Psychology with an emphasis in counseling Psychology program is to provide its participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to become competen ... +

The mission of the MA in Psychology with an emphasis in counseling Psychology program is to provide its participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to become competent in counseling psychology through academic and experiential learning. The program aims at educating future psychologists who have sound knowledge of the theory and practice of counseling psychology, who are competent consumers and creative producers of social science research, who are competent in counseling practice, and who are ethical and sensitive to the cultures, values, and worlds of various clients. -
MA MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, USA

Make a positive impact on families and their lives. Develop the knowledge and skills needed to help couples and families in need of support and counseling.

Make a positive impact on families and their lives. Develop the knowledge and skills needed to help couples and families in need of support and counseling. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
23 Aug 2021
Campus
 
Meridian University
Petaluma, USA

The Master’s in Counseling Psychology curriculum emphasizes clinical courses as well as core courses that support the student’s evolving relationship to professional practice. ... +

The Master’s in Counseling Psychology curriculum emphasizes clinical courses as well as core courses that support the student’s evolving relationship to professional practice. The Master’s in Counseling Psychology meets the educational requirements of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Senate Bill 33, Section 4980.36 of the Business and Professions Code (MFT). This degree also meets the educational requirements of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Senate Bill 788, Section 4999.33 of the Business and Professions Code for the Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
24 - 36 months
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Pécs
Pécs, Hungary

The purpose of this course is to educate and train professionals who are experts in providing help to organisations and companies regarding any area of human resources managem ... +

The purpose of this course is to educate and train professionals who are experts in providing help to organisations and companies regarding any area of human resources management, one of the functional areas of leadership counselling. Special attention will be paid to career-planning and counselling, and a major discipline is devoted to equal opportunity and the treatment of disadvantaged groups. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Sep 2021
15 Jul 2021
Campus
 
Webster University Greece
Athens, Greece

The mission of the MA in psychology with an emphasis in counseling psychology program is to provide its participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to become competen ... +

The mission of the MA in psychology with an emphasis in counseling psychology program is to provide its participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to become competent in counseling psychology through academic and experiential learning. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
23 Aug 2021
Campus
 
Africa International University
Nairobi, Kenya

This is a 2 year program whose goal is to train and equip professional Christian counsellors with relevant knowledge, skills, attitudes and values in the general and specific ... +

This is a 2 year program whose goal is to train and equip professional Christian counsellors with relevant knowledge, skills, attitudes and values in the general and specific areas of counselling psychology, addiction studies; family and marital issues, children and adolescent issues as well as management of trauma that will enable them to effectively meet the needs of society. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

The MA (Counselling Psychology) programme leads to registration as Counselling Psychologist with the Professional Board of Psychology of the Health Professions Council of Sout ... +

The MA (Counselling Psychology) programme leads to registration as Counselling Psychologist with the Professional Board of Psychology of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). This full-time programme encompasses the broad spectrum of Counselling Psychology. The programme consists of a research component (completion of a minor dissertation) as well as attending workshops, contact sessions and practical work. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Pan Africa Christian University
Nairobi, Kenya

This is one of its kind program in Africa. An MAMFT approach focuses on the strengths and resiliency of family systems and communal resources to restore and build family relat ... +

This is one of its kind program in Africa. An MAMFT approach focuses on the strengths and resiliency of family systems and communal resources to restore and build family relationships. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Medaille College
Rochester, USA

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) offered within the weekend/blended format is a CACREP accredited program. This is a 60-credit course of s ... +

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) offered within the weekend/blended format is a CACREP accredited program. This is a 60-credit course of study in which students are required to take a fixed sequence of courses including a one-year, 9-credit supervised internship, and pass a comprehensive examination (MHC 800) in order to be awarded the MA degree. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Long Island University
Brookville, USA

The new track of the Master of Arts in Clinical Art Therapy and Counseling Program provides education and training in Art Therapy and Professional Counseling. This Master of A ... +

The new track of the Master of Arts in Clinical Art Therapy and Counseling Program provides education and training in Art Therapy and Professional Counseling. This Master of Arts graduate degree is a total of 60 credits, 48 credits taken in the current Clinical Art Therapy program and 12 credits taken from the Department of Counseling and Development. -
MA
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Florida Christian University
Orlando, USA

The Master program in Clinical Counseling focuses on the use of scientific and applied behavioral science theories, methods, and techniques for the purpose of describing, prev ... +

The Master program in Clinical Counseling focuses on the use of scientific and applied behavioral science theories, methods, and techniques for the purpose of describing, preventing, and treating undesired behavior and enhancing mental health and human development. -
MA
Full-time
English, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish
Online
 

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