Counseling Psychology Masters Degree

counseling psychology word cloudCounseling psychology is the application of psychology to the solving of the problems of everyday stresses, such as career planning, learning difficulties and family difficulties.  This can be contrasted with clinical psychology, which deals with analysis, research and treatment of severe mental health disorders, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

A masters counseling degree is required in order to practice as a professional counselor.  So what do psychology counselors do and what is involved in studying counseling at masters level?  This page will help you to find out more about these things and to locate suitable schools and programs, especially online.  If you wish to explore on-campus psychology programs in a specific state, go to the on campus programs page.  If you want to look at doctoral programs, go to the PhD in counseling psychology page.

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Pioneering distance education since 1985, Liberty University is now the nation’s seventh largest university. With more than 300 online and residential areas of study, Liberty offers programs from the certificate to doctoral level.

Programs:

  • MA in Professional Counseling - 60 Hour
  • MA in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • M.Div: Pastoral Counseling
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Welcome to Argosy University

Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

Programs:

  • Counseling Psychology (MA)
  • Counseling Psychology/Marriage & Family Therapy (MA)
Locations:  San Diego
Further your education by pursuing a certificate, master, or doctorate degree in Psychology at The Chicago School for Professional Psychology. Attend a school recognized by the NCSPP for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy. The Chicago School for Professional Psychology has more than 30 years teaching experience and offers more than 20 degree programs.

Programs:

  • M.A. Counseling Psychology
  • M.S. Applied Behavior Analysis
Locations:  Chicago

Be a part of the world’s premier institution for humanistic studies at Saybrook University. Pursue an advanced degree in psychology, mind-body medicine, organizational systems, and human science.

Programs:

  • M.A. Psychology, Counseling Specialization
Locations:  Kirkland

Brandman University, part of the prestigious 150-year-old Chapman University system is a private, non-profit regionally accredited university that offers a high quality education for non-traditional adult students.

At Brandman University, students can choose from over 50 undergraduate, graduate, credential and certificate programs in Arts and Sciences, Business and Professional Studies, Education and Nursing and Health professions.

Programs:

  • MA in School Psychology
  • MA in Educational Psychology (PPSP)
  • MA in Psychology with MFT and PCC Combination
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Locations:  San Diego

As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.

Programs:

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)
Locations:  Savannah
Don't wait another day to take the next step forward in your career. Kaplan University can give you the real-world knowledge and skills you need to succeed in your chosen field.

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Psychology : Addictions
  • Master of Science in Psychology : Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Master of Science: Psychology
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Locations:  Omaha

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*

Programs:

  • MS in Psychology - Addictions
  • MS in Psychology - General Psychology
  • MS in Psychology
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Capella combines outstanding academics with a supportive faculty and staff in a program designed for working adults.

An education that blends theory and practice to fuel your career

Programs:

  • MS - Counseling Psychology
  • MS - Mental Health Counseling (CACREP-accredited)
  • MS - Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy (CACREP-, COAMFTE-accredited)
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Walden degree and certificate programs are designed for working professionals. Submit the form on the right to learn how you can make a change and advance your career.

Programs:

  • M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling - Forensic Counseling
  • M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling - Trauma and Crisis
  • M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Military Families & Culture
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