Guidance during Every Step in Your Counselor Journey
Comprehensive support is at the core of the counseling profession, and it’s also the core of the Counseling@Northwestern program. No matter where you are in your journey to pursue a Master of Arts in Counseling, we will guide you toward success as you strive to help those in need.
“Student support has been amazing and a key piece of our program. Our students love [the Counseling@Northwestern] student support people.”
—Dr. Nate Perron, online faculty
Choosing a graduate counseling program is an important process, and we want to help you decide if Counseling@Northwestern is a good fit. One of our dedicated admissions counselors will get to know your personal and career goals and help you select the program and track that could be best for you.
If you decide to apply, your admissions counselor will guide you through the admissions process, answering any questions you have along the way. You will also have the opportunity to attend informative webinars and access other resources that provide insight into student life.
“I am so thankful and so grateful that they had that admissions team in place throughout the whole application process and admissions process. My admissions counselor, she was so helpful and so supportive and so informative, and it was great to have that support through an already stressful time.”
—Gina Martin, ’17
While enrolled, you will work with several teams whose goal is to make your graduate experience as smooth as possible. Student support specialists will acclimate you to the online campus and offer technology support during each class session if you need it. Academic advisers will help you choose your classes, and you can also seek assistance from our writing center tutors and counseling librarian. You will also have access to the career services team throughout your time in the program.
When you are ready to begin your hands-on training, you will work with our field placement team to secure clinical placements that are suitable for your goals and are located in proximity to your community. All clinical sites are approved by The Family Institute faculty to ensure that you are getting a quality training experience.
“I felt that I had great communication. I never felt like I was wondering what was going on. I had somebody who was in touch with me every week saying this is what we’ve done, this is where we are.”
—Hayley Hoffman, ’17
After earning your Master of Arts in Counseling, you will be prepared to pursue licensure and employment as a clinical mental health counselor in a variety of professional settings. Counseling@Northwestern offers career services both during and after you graduate, so you can start making a difference as soon as possible.
Whether you choose to participate in our on-campus commencement ceremony or not, you will become a lifelong member of the alumni communities of The Family Institute and Northwestern University, connecting you with thousands of accomplished graduates worldwide.
“When I contacted student support, they really listened and took care of what was going on with me. I felt listened to, I felt heard. They listened and they supported, and they did what I needed them to do.”
—Sara Witzler, ’16