Northwestern University’s online masters in counseling program uses state-of-the-art technology to deliver a unique online learning experience. Students attend live, online classes with peers from across the country, complete engaging coursework at their own pace, experience hands-on clinical training at field sites near their communities, and receive dedicated support from Northwestern faculty and staff throughout their Counseling@Northwestern experience.
Personal, Face-to-Face Interaction
Counseling@Northwestern features live, interactive online classes taught by the same cutting-edge faculty who teach on campus at Northwestern University. Our unique, state-of-the-art online learning platform brings students and faculty together, face-to-face, for weekly classes. The platform also provides a personalized setting for students to discuss their clinical training experiences in small groups during weekly meetings with their peers and group supervisor.Request information.
Interactive Virtual Campus
The Counseling@Northwestern virtual campus allows students and professors to meet and connect face-to-face during live, online classes. Faculty and students also have the opportunity to engage and keep track of coursework through the learning management system, a platform that features a familiar social media user experience. Students can access the program’s dynamic and interactive course content, developed by Northwestern faculty and a team of leading content developers, using our iOS and Android mobile apps at any time, anywhere, online or offline to complete self-paced assignments. View course descriptions.
Immersive Clinical Work
Clinical fieldwork is a cornerstone of Northwestern’s masters in counseling, and our dedicated field placement team works with students to select specialized field placements based on their location. With Counseling@Northwestern, students gain valuable, hands-on experience through a complete immersion into clinical work that begins early in the program and continues throughout the two-year experience. Read more about clinical field placements.
In-Person Immersion Experience
Students attend two in-person immersion experiences throughout their time in the program. Held in Chicago, immersions present students an opportunity to work face-to-face with peers and faculty, so they can get to know one another in an environment outside of the virtual classroom. Learn more about immersion experiences.
Throughout the program, students receive unparalleled personalized support from Northwestern faculty and staff. Faculty members are dedicated to each student’s success and development as a clinical mental health counselor, and they are readily available to answer any questions or discuss concerns. Each student is also assigned a student support adviser to answer questions about Counseling@Northwestern’s online technology, academics, field placement, immersion experiences, and more. Learn more about student support.