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.
The Counseling and Human Development (CHD) program mission and philosophy statement extends to professional counselor education following the mission of Walsh University: "The University provides its students a higher education that fosters critical thinking, effective communication, spiritual growth, and personal, professional, and cultural development. Walsh University encourages the individuals to act in accordance with reason guided by the example and teachings of Jesus Christ." The CHD program mission is centered around the core values of leadership, service, justice, and educational excellence; it describes the priorities, expectations and goals of CHD education.
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 field experiences 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.