Counseling (Online)

Degree Types: MA

The Family Institute at Northwestern University’s online Master of Arts in Counseling Program, Counseling@Northwestern, is dedicated to preparing tomorrow’s counselors regardless of their location across the country. This cutting-edge online program immerses students in a curriculum rooted in psychodynamic theory and informed by evidence-based practices and provides them with two full years of clinical training. With its “learning-by-doing” model, combination of education and clinical training, and focus on the development of a strong counselor identity, Counseling@Northwestern is unique from any other MA in Counseling Program in the United States.

With the same distinguished faculty and rigorous curriculum as the nationally renowned on-campus program, Counseling@Northwestern combines live, face-to-face classes, self-paced coursework, and immersive clinical field placements — selected by Counseling@Northwestern and approved by the faculty — based on each student’s location. Once they complete the Counseling@Northwestern program, students receive the same diploma as students graduating from the on-campus program. Students grow intellectually, professionally, and personally through Counseling@Northwestern’s highly collaborative online learning environment.

Counseling@Northwestern students graduate with a strong foundation in the psychodynamic perspective and a thorough understanding of the importance of self-reflection, which allows them to help clients near their own communities lead healthier, more empowered lives. Graduates of Northwestern University’s Counseling Program have gone on to excel in the fields of mental health, academia, and human services.