Accredited Degree & Certificate Programs in Counseling

The path to becoming a professional counselor or therapist begins with a strong educational foundation.

Accredited degree and certificate programs in counseling provide assurance that a program’s faculty and curriculum have been vetted for their quality and content. To ensure that counselors are competent in providing their clients with compassionate, evidence-based care, many degree programs must adhere to strict guidelines around coursework, fieldwork, and testing.

There is a wealth of accredited degree and certificate programs in counseling at the bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral (PhD), and certificate levels. There is also a range of psychology degrees for aspiring mental health counselors.

Discover what to expect from a counseling school, including details on location, accreditation, coursework, concentrations, tuition, and possible career paths related to each degree program.