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The high-quality online programs in Walden's School of Counseling are designed for you to:

  • Explore the latest theories and research in the counseling field.
  • Apply what you learn immediately in your career.
  • Advance in your role as a counseling professional.

Accreditation

CACREP

Walden's MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling, MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and MS in School Counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

More about our Counseling programs

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  • Convenient monthly payment plans that allow you to pay tuition in installments with no interest.*
  • Multiple payment plan options, including some that can be combined with school loan programs (if available in your country of residence).*
*Additional conditions may apply. Some payment plans are offered through third-party services. Contact your enrollment advisor for details.

You may be eligible to receive transfer credit toward your program, enabling you to earn your degree faster. An enrollment advisor will work with you to identify what credit you can transfer based on your work experience, prior education, life experiences, and more.

  • First, we will help you obtain transcripts from any previous institution you have attended.
  • Then, we will carefully review your previous coursework to maximize the number of credits we can apply toward your Walden program of study.
  • You will receive a transfer credit pre-evaluation within three business days, including a summary of the courses eligible for transfer.
Let us help support you on your educational journey. We offer students millions in total tuition savings annually. Contact one of our enrollment advisors by calling to learn more.

Why study Counseling at Walden?

Jodi Vermaas

"Walden gave me access to research, resources, and other professionals to make my passion my life's work."

Jodi Vermaas | MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Graduate

Walden University’s MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling; and MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CACREP accreditation is a requirement for licensure in some states. The MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is accredited as a mental health counseling program under the 2001 standards. Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accreditation attests to the quality of our programs, which help you gain the skills and credibility to maximize your impact on your profession.

The MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling programs are designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for licensing exams and to meet the academic licensure requirements of many state counseling boards. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on licensure issues, however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state licensure requirements. Walden makes no representations or guarantees that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure.

The MS in School Counseling program is offered by Walden University, an institution accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) which is a requirement to practice as a school counselor in some states. The MS in School Counseling program meets the standards for school counseling licensure or certification and is a state-approved program in Minnesota and Ohio. The MS in School Counseling program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) which may also be a requirement to become licensed or certified as a school counselor in some states. In addition, some states require school counselors to have an existing teaching license or certification, and teaching experience, in order to be eligible for a school counseling certification/license.