Online Master's in Counseling

Specializations: Clinical Mental Health Counseling  School Counseling

The Practice of Healing. The Science of Understanding.

Guided by Catholic values with an emphasis on human dignity, Walsh University’s online Master of Arts in Counseling and Human Development program will help you to apply advanced methods and techniques to address mental health concerns among diverse populations. Become a compassionate, skilled clinical mental health counselor equipped to support communities, or a school counselor who can respond to unique mental health challenges among youth in a complex world. In addition, Walsh offers a Chemical Dependency Certificate.

Choose from These Available Specializations

With our specialized practice options, professionals who possess a bachelor’s degree can choose:

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • School Counseling
  • Dual Mental Health and School Counseling degree – concurrently complete both practice options in 78 credits

Complete your coursework 100% online, with no on-campus visits required. Engage in a flexible program that teaches core competencies, focuses on counseling in practice, informs on ethical, legal, and professional foundations, and explores diverse cultures and communities. Practicum and internship site placement within your own community helps you build experiential hours to gain licensure and enter the field ready to support others.

Learn more about Walsh’s online counseling programs by downloading your brochure today.

Online Counseling Programs: Fast Facts

  • Online coursework/no campus visits required
  • 1:1 faculty guidance
  • 100% job placement rate within 6 months of graduation
  • 5 intakes per year
  • 60 credit hours / 10 semesters
  • 100 practicum hours
  • 600 internship hours
  • Earn your license in Ohio or several other approved states

Walsh University Recognition

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling: 2019 NCE Initial Licensure Pass rate 100%
  • Recognized as a College of Distinction among Ohio universities, Catholic universities, and Overall for 2020-2021
  • The Walsh Online Master of Arts in Counseling and Human Development program is fully aligned with our CACREP-accredited on-ground program.
  • Approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
  • #56 in Best Value Schools Midwest (2020 U.S News & World Report)

Online Counseling Programs: Internship/Practicum Site and Support

Walsh is committed to your academic success and as such, provides resources at no additional cost. Realize the impact you can make within your own community as you work with our placement team to help you connect with internship/practicum sites close to home. In addition, we assign you a dedicated Student Support Advisor who assists and guides you in your educational journey from enrollment to graduation.

Learn more by scheduling an appointment with an admissions advisor.