Become a self-reflective clinical mental health counselor with our CACREP-accredited curriculum. We offer several options to fit your background and lifestyle, including full- and part-time tracks and a Bridge to Counseling Program for students new to the field.
Counseling@Northwestern is a highly collaborative program. You will connect with your peers, professors, and other counseling professionals during online classes, in-person immersions, and clinical training experiences near your community.
Reflect on your strengths and experiences as you study key concepts alongside other students with diverse perspectives.
Provide direct counseling services to clients in need using knowledge gained during online classes and in-person immersions.
Celebrate your development by attending Counseling@Northwestern’s traditional Purple Shirt event and graduation ceremony.
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"Counseling@Northwestern really blew me away with the lectures, the interactive pieces, and the ability to not only have class but also have meetings with my classmates. I don't feel like I’m missing anything by not being on campus."—Sara Witzler, ‘16
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Counseling@Northwestern’s curriculum has options for students at all levels, as well as full- and part-time tracks to fit your lifestyle.
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Counseling@Northwestern uses an innovative online learning platform to deliver the same rigorous curriculum as the nationally renowned on-campus program. Earn your Master of Arts in Counseling from The Family Institute at Northwestern University while making a difference in your own community.