If you have a strong desire to help others with respect, trust, and confidence, a career in counseling may be a good choice. Depending on the setting, counselors work with a wide range of people including children, adolescents, adults, and families that have various issues, such as mental health disorders and addiction, disability and employment needs, school problems or career counseling needs, and trauma.
Typically, a Master's Degree in Counseling or psychology is required to become a licensed counselor, though specific academic and training requirements vary by state and specialty. Before enrolling in a program, prospective students should check with his or her state Department of Education to determine specific credential requirements.
Earning a degree in counseling can help you gain valuable skills and knowledge to help you get a job or advance your current career. Whether you want to take classes online or on campus, a college degree is an investment in your future. Browse programs below to search available degrees and request more information for details on admission policies, program and course offerings, financial aid, and more.