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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

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: 10/10/2022
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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: 10/10/2022
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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: 10/10/2022
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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: 10/10/2022
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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: 10/10/2022
Learn more about Marriage Couple and Family Counseling
MS in School Counseling

Military Families and Culture

    Specialization

Would you like to help children from military families deal with the challenges that come with military life? In this specialization, you will gain insights into military culture as well as the unique emotional needs of children of active military personnel and veterans.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 10/10/2022
Learn more about Military Families and Culture
MS in School Counseling

Addiction Counseling

    Specialization

Whether it’s substance abuse or compulsive gambling, addiction impacts the entire family. This specialization prepares you with the skills and insights to help students cope with the emotional challenges of watching a loved one struggle with dependence.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 10/10/2022
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