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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 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: 12/13/2021
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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: 12/13/2021
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Individual Courses

We offer hundreds of for-credit individual courses in education, counseling, business, IT, psychology, and health, among other areas which may be applied to Walden degree programs.

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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 Dates

  • Course-Based: 12/13/2021
Learn more about Military Families and Culture
MS Dual Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling

Trauma and Crisis Counseling

    Specialization

Walden’s online Trauma and 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 Dates

  • Course-Based: 12/13/2021
Learn more about Trauma and Crisis Counseling
MS Dual Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling

Forensic Counseling

    Specialization

Walden’s online Forensic 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 Dates

  • Course-Based: 12/13/2021
Learn more about Forensic Counseling
MS Dual Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling

Addiction Counseling

    Specialization

Walden’s online Addiction 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 Dates

  • Course-Based: 12/13/2021
Learn more about Addiction Counseling
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 Dates

  • Course-Based: 12/13/2021
Learn more about Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling
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: 12/13/2021
Learn more about Crisis and Trauma
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: 12/13/2021
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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: 12/13/2021
Learn more about Addiction 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: 12/13/2021
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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: 12/13/2021
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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: 12/13/2021
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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: 12/13/2021
Learn more about Military Families and Culture
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: 12/13/2021
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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: 12/13/2021
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PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision

Trauma and Crisis

    Specialization

Prepare to train future trauma counselors with Walden’s PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision – Trauma and Crisis specialization.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision

School Counseling

    Specialization

Prepare to train professional school counselors with Walden’s PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision – School Counseling specialization.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
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PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision

Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling

    Specialization

Prepare to teach future counselors with Walden’s PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision – Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling specialization.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
Learn more about Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling
PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

    Specialization

Prepare to train future counselors with Walden’s PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision – Clinical Mental Health Counseling specialization.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
Learn more about Clinical Mental Health Counseling
PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision

Addiction Counseling

    Specialization

Prepare to teach the next generation of addiction counselors with Walden’s PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision – Addiction Counseling specialization.

Next Start Dates

  • Course-Based: 2/28/2022
Learn more about Addiction Counseling
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