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Turn Your Compassion Into Action With an Online Counseling Degree

Do you feel passionate about helping people navigate through their life challenges? Whether you want to work directly with clients or prepare future counselors, earning your online counseling degree from Walden can empower you to make a difference for individuals, families, and communities.

Our online counseling degree programs are designed to prepare you for the real world of practice through supportive faculty and innovative learning experiences. Explore student-centered programs in a number of specialized, in-demand counseling areas. Graduate from your program feeling inspired and ready to create positive change—for yourself and for others.

Experience Immersive Learning

Our programs feature cutting-edge technologies, including Theravue simulation software, to help you practice and develop skills.

Expand Your Options

Choose from online degrees in counseling at master’s and doctoral levels, and tailor your studies with specialization options.

Broaden Your Perspectives

Gain confidence working with different populations through curriculum that emphasizes diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Get 1:1 Faculty Support

Receive one-on-one guidance and support from faculty who want to see you succeed throughout your online counseling program.

Counseling Programs

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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 date

    10/11/2021
  • Accreditation

    CACREP Accredited
  • Transfer Credits

    Up to 45 Credits
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 date

    10/11/2021
  • Accreditation

    CACREP Accredited
  • Transfer Credits

    Up to 45 Credits
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 date

    10/11/2021
  • Accreditation

    CACREP Accredited
  • Transfer Credits

    Up to 45 Credits
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 date

    10/11/2021
  • Accreditation

    CACREP Accredited
  • Transfer Credits

    Up to 45 Credits
MS Dual Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling

Military Families and Culture

Specialization

Walden’s online Military Families and Culture specialization in the MS Dual Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling program. The curriculum is uniquely designed to meet CACREP guidelines for granting these two distinct degrees at the same time.

  • Next start date

    10/11/2021
  • Accreditation

    CACREP Accredited
  • Transfer Credits

    Up to 45 Credits
MS Dual Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling

Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling

Specialization

Walden’s online Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling specialization in the MS Dual Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling program. The curriculum is uniquely designed to meet CACREP guidelines for granting these two distinct degrees at the same time.

  • Next start date

    10/11/2021
  • Accreditation

    CACREP Accredited
  • Transfer Credits

    Up to 45 Credits
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