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Advocate for individuals. Lead change for entire groups.

The online Master of Arts in Counseling program from the University of North Dakota can help you learn to identify new methods for influencing mental health, personal development and positive habits for diverse people and groups.

Choose from four tracks and specialize your skills in K-12 School Counseling, Addiction Counseling, Community Mental Health Counseling or Rehabilitation Counseling. A stand-alone post-graduate certificate in K-12 School Counseling is another option for those seeking to focus or change their specialty.

There are so many ways to influence better outcomes as a counselor. Continue developing your ability to serve with UND.

Why an M.A. in Counseling?

  • Meet a critical need: Job growth for substance abuse, behavioral disorder and mental health counselors is expected to increase 22% between 2018 and 2028.*
  • More opportunities to serve: Counselors with graduate-level education have the potential to provide more services than those with undergraduate degrees.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Why choose UND?

  • Complete asynchronous coursework, 100% online.
  • Learn from a diverse faculty with doctoral degrees and extensive experience teaching counseling graduate students.
  • Benefit from a program housed within the College of Education & Human Development.

UND is recognized for quality and chosen for excellence.

The University of North Dakota is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. In addition, the K-12 School Counseling track for the Master of Counseling degree program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation and approved by the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board for School Counselor Competencies. Our K-12 School Counseling Post-Graduate Certificate is also CAEPaccredited. Our online counseling program is actively pursuing accreditation with the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC).

We’re consistently ranked among the best for educational quality, affordability and career outcomes. Our reputation, paired with more than 120 online degree and certificate programs, has encouraged students from around the world to explore more than 225 fields of study with us every year.

University of North Dakota is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.