Most Affordable Colleges for Masters in Counseling DegreesBest Online Master's Degree in Counseling

Earn an online counseling degree and start helping people overcome challenges and achieve their dreams. Our online counseling degree program emphasizes social justice and cultural sensitivity within the field of counseling. You'll choose from four specialization areas and you will have the option to add a concentration to your online counseling degree to help set you apart in your practice. You can also pursue an emphasis in somatic therapy, social justice counseling or veterans counseling. 

*Completion of a graduate-level counseling degree may not lead to licensure in all states/regions. All applicants are strongly encouraged to research licensure requirements in their own states/countries, especially in the following locations: Kentucky, California, Iowa, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New York, Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Ohio, and Greenland. Those applicants planning to work for the Department of Veteran's affairs are also encouraged to research employment requirements for military and veteran counselors.

The Prescott College Master of Science in Counseling program issues an annual report each year.  To view our annual report, select a year below. You can also view program statistics

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Expressive Art Therapy Concentration

Expressive Art Therapy blends a passion for art with the skills of counseling. The program follows the educational guidelines of the American Art Therapy Association and the International Expressive Art Therapy Association for becoming a registered expressive art therapist, and the requirements for licensure with the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health. Students seeking licensure in other states must make sure that their degree program covers the necessary requirements of the licensing board in their state. 

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Equine-Assisted Mental Health Concentration

Prescott College’s pioneering Equine-Assisted Mental Health (EAMH) certification program is a unique opportunity for students pursuing a Master of Science Degree in Counseling to study the rapidly evolving field of partnering with equines in mental health therapy. The EAMH certificate program adds 15 credits of specialized courses to the 60-credit hour online counseling degree and prepares students for licensure or certification in their home states with an added concentration in equine-assisted mental health as a treatment strategy.

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Ecotherapy Concentration

If you're interested in wilderness, adventure, horticulture, or nature and its effects on mental health, the online counseling program is designed for you to learn the skills and sensitivities needed to counsel clients. If you are passionate about ecopsychological health and environmental design - you will find your community of like-minded peers and mentors here. 

The five-course concentration in Ecotherapy integrates perspectives from the following areas as a theoretical underpinning for an approach to practicing counseling:

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Adventure-based Psychotherapy Concentration

The Prescott College Adventure-Based Psychotherapy concentration is designed for self-directed learners with some background in either mental health or outdoor/ experiential education who wish to specialize in adventure-based intervention. The 15-credit hour concentration is in addition to the 60-credit hours required for the master of science.

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School Counseling (M.S.)

This online counseling degree will prepare you to work with students ranging from kindergarten through high school. School counselors promote the academic, career, and personal/social development of students through understanding how to design and implement comprehensive school guidance and counseling programs that include time for individual counseling, group counseling, classroom guidance, and family and teacher consultations within the school setting.

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Addictions Counseling (M.S.)

Do you want to help make a difference by working with individuals and families affected by alcohol, drugs, gambling, sexual, and other addictive disorders? This online addictions counseling program takes a trauma-informed approach that focuses on models of treatment, prevention, recovery, and relapse prevention of addiction, along with the appropriate application of appropriate interventions. 

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Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling (M.S.)

This online counseling program will prepare you with the knowledge, skills, and practices necessary to address a wide range of disabilities issues in training and vocational programs, as well as in a more broad mental health counseling context. Rehabilitation counselors partner with individuals with disabilities to assist them in making informed choices, obtain gainful employment, pursue meaningful careers, and live independently.

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Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling (M.S.)

This online masters in counseling degree will prepare you to work with individuals, couples, and families from a family systems perspective. Marriage, Couple and Family Counselors work with clients across a variety of mental and emotional disorders, relationship issues, or communication issues and in a variety of work settings including inpatient facilities, community mental health centers, private practice offices, and social service agencies.

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Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.S.)

Are you looking for a career where you can help transform lives? With an online counseling degree in clinical mental health you'll be prepared to work with clients across a spectrum of mental and emotional disorders. Clinical Mental Health Counselors are knowledgeable in the principles and practices of diagnosis, treatment, referral, and prevention, and often work in interdisciplinary teams with other health professionals.

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