Online Master’s Degrees in Counseling
Graduates may either seek entry to upper-level employment or enroll in a doctorate degree program. Graduates may find counseling employment in healthcare facilities, schools, rehabilitation centers, clinics, and counseling centers.
- Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
- Program Length: One to two years to complete
- Post-Grad Options: Employment or Doctoral Program
- Projected Employment Growth: 37% (2010-2020)*
The curriculum for a master’s-level counseling degree program may include core coursework along with elective classes in the students chosen specialty. These online classes may teach students how to conduct group counseling sessions, maintain confidential client information, and assist those with emotional and behavioral problems. Students may also fulfill requirements needed to obtain professional counseling licensure. Core online counseling courses may include the following:
- Counseling Theory
- Experiential Group Process
- Introduction to Family Therapy
- Counseling Skills and Techniques
- Developmental Group Counseling
- Substance Abuse and Addiction
- Crisis Counseling
Master’s-level graduates may seek career opportunities in schools, counseling centers, healthcare facilities, rehabilitation agencies, and in private practice. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment opportunities in mental health counseling are projected to increase by 37% from 2010-2020.*
Possible careers include:
- Mental Health Counselor
- Substance Abuse Counselor
- Career Counselor
- Marriage and Family Counselor
- School Counselor
Students who successfully complete a master’s degree may have the opportunity to further their education by enrolling in a doctoral degree program. A doctoral degree in counseling may provide students with advanced individual and group counseling skills. Employers may require individuals to hold a master’s degree for entry-level mental health counseling employment.
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*
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