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Prepare to serve diverse populations

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3 start dates per year: spring, summer or fall

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100% online coursework

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No GMAT/GRE required

Broaden your impact on your community.

Mental health doesn’t just challenge an individual. The struggles a person faces often have a ripple effect that can impact relationships with family, friends, co-workers and the public.

The University of North Dakota’s online Master of Arts in Counseling: Community Mental Health Counseling is designed for those who want to make a difference in the lives of those struggling with concerns such as personality disorders, age-specific concerns, post-traumatic stress and more with a multicultural perspective.

Developed for students who would like to become licensed in mental health counseling, courses focus on a combination of evidence-based theory and experiential learning. Earn your graduate education with UND and develop skills specific to counseling a wide range of populations, including children, adolescents, adults, seniors, couples and families.

Why an M.A. in Community Mental Health 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 can provide more services than those with undergraduate degrees.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Why choose UND?

  • Complete asynchronous coursework 100% online.
  • Gain practical field experience by completing an internship at a facility in your community.
  • Benefit from a program housed within the College of Education & Human Development.
  • Prepare for Counseling Ph.D. programs as well as Doctor of Psychology programs.

UND is recognized for quality and chosen for excellence.

The University of North Dakota is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. In addition, our online counseling program is actively pursuing accreditation with the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council.

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.