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19 Master of Science Degrees in Counseling

An MSc is a postgraduate degree focused on social sciences and biological sciences. A master’s degree in counseling provides training and education in an integrative approach to further advance a professional’s ability to help others. What is an MSc in Counseling? A Master of Science in Counseling is a graduate degree that combines theory, current trends, and applications that you can… Read more

An MSc is a postgraduate degree focused on social sciences and biological sciences. A master’s degree in counseling provides training and education in an integrative approach to further advance a professional’s ability to help others.

What is an MSc in Counseling? A Master of Science in Counseling is a graduate degree that combines theory, current trends, and applications that you can apply to modern day practice or use for research. There are many different MSc programs, and some are more focused on practice-based therapy such as family, child, marriage, mental health, or school counseling; other programs focus more on the research and writing side of therapy. The programs will often consist of innovative training that is challenging and prepares you to help those who struggle with meaninglessness, hopelessness, and fear. 

There are multiple benefits to getting your Master of Science in Counseling. If you are looking to continue your academic journey, an MSc will help you reach your goals of earning a doctorate or PhD. With the higher level of education and training, you will be able to communicate better, not just in your professional life but in your personal one as well, which will help improve all of your relationships.

One positive thing about obtaining a master’s degree is that there are schools all over the world. Because each program differs in length and requirements, the costs can vary greatly. It is best to contact the school of interest directly to find out the exact fees.

Much of the master’s degree coursework is based in research, which prepares you for a number of different fields. You could be a counselor with a higher level of qualification, allowing you to work with a wider variety of subjects. You will have the skills to publish work in the counseling and psychotherapy fields or to work as a researcher for a number of companies.

Many classes in an MSc program can be taken online. This works out well for those who do not live near a university or for those who need a flexible schedule. 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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Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego
San Diego, USA

At the Kroc School, we have designed a nine-month Master of Science in Conflict Management and Resolution (MS-CMR) to provide you with the knowledge, frameworks, and skills to ... +

At the Kroc School, we have designed a nine-month Master of Science in Conflict Management and Resolution (MS-CMR) to provide you with the knowledge, frameworks, and skills to transform conflict dynamics. This program combines conflict management with conflict resolution. -
MSc MSc
Full-time
Part-time
9 months
English
Aug 2020
31 Jul 2020
Campus
 
Clarks Summit University Online
USA Online, USA

The 60-credit, online Master of Science in Counseling (M.Sc.) degree prepares students for career ministry opportunities in professional, entry-level positions that require st ... +

The 60-credit, online Master of Science in Counseling (M.Sc.) degree prepares students for career ministry opportunities in professional, entry-level positions that require state licensure. The M.S.C. program emphasizes a biblical counseling model while equipping students for state licensure or doctoral work in the fields of counseling or psychology. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 5 years
English
Sep 2020
Online
 
Kansas State University Global Campus
USA Online, USA

The youth development master's program allows students to understand, integrate and apply conceptual approaches to youth development, including asset building, positive youth ... +

The youth development master's program allows students to understand, integrate and apply conceptual approaches to youth development, including asset building, positive youth development, community youth development, risk and resiliency. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, Canada

The Master of Science program provides students with solid groundwork in conducting health science research. It also establishes a foundation regarding the uptake of knowledge ... +

The Master of Science program provides students with solid groundwork in conducting health science research. It also establishes a foundation regarding the uptake of knowledge (knowledge transference) to clinical practice. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
24 - 48 months
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

This Master’s programme will prepare you for a career in the field of youth research, youth welfare and youth policy. By acquiring in-depth knowledge on youth issues, academic ... +

This Master’s programme will prepare you for a career in the field of youth research, youth welfare and youth policy. By acquiring in-depth knowledge on youth issues, academic skills and competencies you will develop into a highly-qualified science practitioner. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, USA

Nova Southeastern University offers an innovative academic program designed for the working professional actively involved in or entering the field of counseling.

Nova Southeastern University offers an innovative academic program designed for the working professional actively involved in or entering the field of counseling. -
MSc MSc
Full-time
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Abertay University
Dundee, United Kingdom

This course provides an opportunity to participate in high-quality innovative training in a pluralistic approach to counselling, which encompasses concepts and methods from co ... +

This course provides an opportunity to participate in high-quality innovative training in a pluralistic approach to counselling, which encompasses concepts and methods from constructionist, narrative and common factors theory and practice. You will be part of a supportive learning community in which you are encouraged to engage with the significant challenges involved in therapeutic work with individuals whose lives have been visited by fear, hopelessness and meaninglessness. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
 
Kean University
New York, USA +1 More

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program is a 73 credit program designed to provide entry-level education in occupational therapy for individuals who have a bacca ... +

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program is a 73 credit program designed to provide entry-level education in occupational therapy for individuals who have a baccalaureate degree in another field. -
MSc
Full-time
Campus
 
Loyola University Maryland
Baltimore, USA

The Master of Science in Clinical Professional Counseling (CPC) is designed for individuals interested in becoming a master’s level mental health practitioners. Students gradu ... +

The Master of Science in Clinical Professional Counseling (CPC) is designed for individuals interested in becoming a master’s level mental health practitioners. Students graduating from this program will have completed all the necessary coursework to become Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors (LCPC or Professional Counselor) in the state of Maryland, and will also fulfill educational requirements for licensure in other states. -
MSc
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
The Mico University College
Kingston, Jamaica

The Master of Science in Counselling and Social Work is designed to equip society with skills to respond to the needs of the school community and society as a whole. In respon ... +

The Master of Science in Counselling and Social Work is designed to equip society with skills to respond to the needs of the school community and society as a whole. In response to social changes that impact the lives of students, this programme prepares professionals who will focus on a broad range of services to an increasingly diverse group of stakeholders. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Divine Mercy University
Arlington, USA

The M.S. in Counseling in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) is an online counseling degree program that embraces the Catholic-Christian vision and educates in the core ... +

The M.S. in Counseling in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) is an online counseling degree program that embraces the Catholic-Christian vision and educates in the core dispositions established by industry standards. Students acquire the necessary counseling knowledge and skills to engage in communities as effective community leaders and social justice advocates. -
MSc
Part-time
3 - 7 years
English
Sep 2020
Online
 
Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School
Montgomery, USA

The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is a 60 semester hour, CACREP Accredited program. The program includes a practicum (100 clinical hours) and ... +

The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is a 60 semester hour, CACREP Accredited program. The program includes a practicum (100 clinical hours) and two internships (600 clinical hours) at local counseling centers and community agencies. Our graduates are trained in using effective interventions to meet the needs of diverse clients. -
MSc MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Mediterranean College, Athens
Athens, Greece

The MSc in Applied Psychology: Clinical Psychology and Counselling is designed to help students work effectively as a clinical psychologist with clinical individuals and other ... +

The MSc in Applied Psychology: Clinical Psychology and Counselling is designed to help students work effectively as a clinical psychologist with clinical individuals and other professionals, by acquiring the essential theoretical and empirical knowledge, as well as essential therapeutic counselling skills, emphasizing on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), to meet the profession’s demands. The programme covers theories and empirical evidence around mental health, disorders and psychopathology, neuropsychology and psychopharmacology. The programme stresses the understanding of psychological functioning, as well as ways of dealing with psychological dysfunction and disorders, on every-day functionality. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
International University of the Caribbean
Kingston, Jamaica

The objective of the Master of Science in Counselling & Consulting Psychology (MCCP) is to train persons to be competent in the dual disciplines of Counselling and Consult ... +

The objective of the Master of Science in Counselling & Consulting Psychology (MCCP) is to train persons to be competent in the dual disciplines of Counselling and Consulting Psychology. Graduates will demonstrate a range of solution-oriented skills in dealing with individual, group, and organizational problems using counseling and/or consulting expertise. -
MSc
Part-time
2 years
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Kansas State University Global Campus
USA Online, USA

Kansas State University's academic advising graduate programs are designed for practicing academic advisors, administrators, faculty and future professional advisors seeking t ... +

Kansas State University's academic advising graduate programs are designed for practicing academic advisors, administrators, faculty and future professional advisors seeking to enhance their knowledge and ability to work effectively with college students in their academic and career planning. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 

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