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Take the Next Step —Explore Online Master’s Programs in Counseling at Walden

You feel a calling to help guide people through their emotional challenges. Now, turn your aspirations into life-changing impact with Walden’s counseling master’s programs.

Whether you see a future in private practice, academia, or leadership, our CACREP-accredited master’s degree programs can help you build a future helping others. Gain practical skills through virtual simulations and field experiences. Join a vibrant community of faculty and peers who are compassionate changemakers just like you. Choose from a range of specializations to tailor your studies to your professional goals, from addiction counseling to trauma and crisis counseling.

Counseling Master’s Programs

Walden University’s MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and MS in School Counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CACREP accreditation is a requirement for licensure in many states.

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MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Our CACREP-accredited program offers five specializations to prepare you to help clients overcome their greatest challenges. Courses include engaging media, case studies, and field scenarios.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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MS Dual Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling

Earn two credentials with Walden’s MS Dual Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling program.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Trauma and Crisis Counseling

    Specialization

When recovering from trauma or disasters, individuals and communities need the help of professionals trained in trauma and crisis counseling. Through this specialization, you can gain the counseling skills and theoretical foundation to help individuals heal from trauma and assist communities in managing crisis.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Addiction Counseling

    Specialization

Addiction is a battle that cannot be fought alone. This specialization can prepare you to address the unique emotional challenges of individuals and families as they find their way to hope and healing. In addition to the various types of addictive behaviors, you’ll study contemporary treatment and intervention models used to promote recovery.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Military Families and Culture

    Specialization

Help families cope with the complex emotional challenges of military life with a specialization in Military Families and Culture. Explore the nuances of military culture as well as the common hardships associated with the military lifestyle—from prolonged separation and combat-related injuries to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling

    Specialization

Help couples and families resolve emotional conflicts and improve communication to create a happier, more peaceful home environment.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Forensic Counseling

    Specialization

Increasingly the legal and criminal justice systems are seeking the expert advice and skills of forensic counselors to determine the proper resolution of cases and the most effective treatment for offenders. Through this specialization, you can build your knowledge of mental health law, with a specific focus on juvenile justice and delinquency.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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MS in School Counseling

Crisis and Trauma

    Specialization

From natural disasters to the loss of a loved one, traumatic life events can have far-reaching effects on children and adolescents. In this specialization, you’ll learn how to help students cope with and recover from catastrophe.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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MS in School Counseling

Marriage Couple and Family Counseling

    Specialization

Help students navigate life’s tough challenges and increase their odds of success in school and beyond.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 5/30/2022
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