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51 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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The Family Institute at Northwestern University
Evanston, USA +1 More

The COAMFTE-accredited online MFT can be completed in as few as 24 months. Enjoy the same rigorous curriculum and expert teaching as in the on-campus program. Full- and part-t ... +

The COAMFTE-accredited online MFT can be completed in as few as 24 months. Enjoy the same rigorous curriculum and expert teaching as in the on-campus program. Full- and part-time options available. -
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Full-time
24 months
English
Sep 2023
Online
 
University of West Alabama Online
Livingston, USA

The University of West Alabama's online Master of Science in Adult Continuing Education: Counseling and Psychology will prepare you to approach a broad range of approaches in ... +

The University of West Alabama's online Master of Science in Adult Continuing Education: Counseling and Psychology will prepare you to approach a broad range of approaches in therapy. From group counseling to health therapy you'll be prepared to advance your career in the field with a wide-ranging skill set. -
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Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, USA

Welcome to the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences! We hope you will take a few minutes to see what our department has to offer. We are committed to providing our stude ... +

Welcome to the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences! We hope you will take a few minutes to see what our department has to offer. We are committed to providing our students with excellent educational experiences that will prepare them to enter the workforce, further their education, and/or engage in community service upon graduation. -
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Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Jan 2023
Online & Campus Combined
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University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, Canada

As a Master of Science in Addictions Counselling student in our program, you will learn applied research skills and gain the hands-on research experience you need to compete f ... +

As a Master of Science in Addictions Counselling student in our program, you will learn applied research skills and gain the hands-on research experience you need to compete for research careers in government, industry, the healthcare system, non-profit organizations, and universities. During our 2-year program, you will complete 4 core courses and a thesis under the direction of an academic supervisor and thesis committee. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
24 - 48 months
English
Sep 2023
01 Feb 2023
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
Full-time
English
Jan 2023
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

Adolescence is a period of major developmental changes. Under which conditions do young people grow up to be confident, social, well-integrated, healthy, and happy adults? How ... +

Adolescence is a period of major developmental changes. Under which conditions do young people grow up to be confident, social, well-integrated, healthy, and happy adults? How do problems emerge? You will learn to observe and examine youth issues by combining input from different social scientific disciplines (psychology, pedagogy, sociology, anthropology) in an interdisciplinary approach. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Nova Southeastern University Undergraduate Programs
Fort Lauderdale, USA

With Nova Southeastern University’s Couple and Family Therapy Dual Admission program, you’ll build upon a strong foundation to develop clinical excellence and prepare for a re ... +

With Nova Southeastern University’s Couple and Family Therapy Dual Admission program, you’ll build upon a strong foundation to develop clinical excellence and prepare for a rewarding career helping families. You’ll earn both your bachelor’s and your Master of Science in Couple and Family Therapy in four years and six semesters, so you can streamline earning your advanced degree. -
Bachelor MSc
Full-time
7 years
English
Aug 2023
15 Jun 2023
Campus
 
Northern State University
Aberdeen, USA

Our master's degree in counseling is a two-year plus two-summer program, with specializations in clinical mental health and school counseling. The NSU counseling program leads ... +

Our master's degree in counseling is a two-year plus two-summer program, with specializations in clinical mental health and school counseling. The NSU counseling program leads to a master’s of science in education degree, preparing you for K-12 school or clinical mental health counseling certification/licensure. Our program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Suffolk
Ipswich, United Kingdom

The MSc programme in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Counselling is an advanced professional and clinical training for students who wish to practice as psychotherapists offe ... +

The MSc programme in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Counselling is an advanced professional and clinical training for students who wish to practice as psychotherapists offering cognitive behavioural therapy and psychodynamic therapy. -
MSc
Part-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego
San Diego, USA

At the Kroc School, we have designed a 15-month Master of Science in Conflict Management and Resolution (MS-CMR) to provide you with the knowledge, frameworks, and skills to t ... +

At the Kroc School, we have designed a 15-month Master of Science in Conflict Management and Resolution (MS-CMR) to provide you with the knowledge, frameworks, and skills to transform conflict into positive change. This program combines conflict management with conflict resolution. -
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Full-time
Part-time
15 months
English
Campus
 
Cairn University School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Langhorne, USA

At Cairn, we believe that psychological health centers on the restoration of relationship — with God and with our fellow man. Building on classroom learning, our students prac ... +

At Cairn, we believe that psychological health centers on the restoration of relationship — with God and with our fellow man. Building on classroom learning, our students practice models and techniques for healing relationships through weekly labs with an intimate cohort of fellow believers preparing to serve the Great Reconciler, Jesus Christ. The mission statement of the graduate counseling program is to equip women and men to be biblically-minded, professionally competent persons of character as professional counselors. Cairn’s MSC program provides an emphasis on clinical mental health counseling as it pursues this mission. -
MSc
English
 
Brandeis University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Waltham, USA

Brandeis University's Master of Science (MS) in Genetic Counseling is a two-year course of study integrating coursework with clinical experience in an environment that encoura ... +

Brandeis University's Master of Science (MS) in Genetic Counseling is a two-year course of study integrating coursework with clinical experience in an environment that encourages close student/faculty interaction. Ordinarily, the program is completed in two academic years and the intervening summer. The program places a strong emphasis on human molecular genetics while providing in-depth course work in counseling theory and technique as well as extensive clinical training. Fieldwork and clinical internships are an integral part of the program. To read more, visit the program website. Application information can be found below. Brandeis notifies applicants the same day as other schools accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counselors (ABGC). -
MSc
English