Bridge to Counseling Program
The Support You Need to Pursue Your Counseling Career
No matter how little academic or professional counseling experience you have, you can make a difference as a mental health counselor through our Bridge to Counseling Program. Unique to The Family Institute at Northwestern University, the Bridge Program gives you a strong foundation that eases you into our rigorous curriculum so you can fully grasp graduate-level concepts.
The Bridge Program features the same 24-course sequence as the Standard Program, with an additional introductory, three-course quarter that orients you to the key theories, concepts, and applied aspects of the field.
If your undergraduate degree is not in psychology or a related field, you lack paid or volunteer counseling experience, or you are interested in a deeper orientation to the counseling field, you are encouraged to apply to the Bridge Program.
The Counseling@Northwestern admissions committee will make the final decision about which program you should enroll in, should you be admitted.