Start a Meaningful Career Helping Others When You Earn Your Degree Online at Northwestern


Earn a CACREP-Accredited Master’s from a Top-Ranked* School without Relocating

The Family Institute (TFI) at Northwestern University offers an online MA in Counseling Program, so you can earn an esteemed counseling master’s from anywhere in the country. Taught by TFI faculty, the online program features a rigorous, challenging curriculum that prepares you to become a self-reflective practitioner in a range of professional settings.

“Counseling@Northwestern really blew me away with the lectures, the interactive pieces, and the ability to not only have class but also have meetings with my classmates. I don't feel like I’m missing anything by not being on campus.”

—Sara Witzler, Counseling@Northwestern Alumna

Learning Online at Northwestern

As a Counseling@Northwestern student, you will attend classes, complete coursework, and connect with Northwestern through our online campus.

Build relationships with faculty and students across the country through small, face-to-face weekly classes.

Receive one-on-one support throughout the program from admissions, student support, faculty, and placement teams.

Complete your placement requirement in your local area , with support and placement services from Northwestern.

Program Options and Admissions

The online MA in Counseling Program features flexible, varied options to support your lifestyle.

  • Complete in 18 to 39 months
  • Bridge to Counseling Program available
  • No GRE scores required for admission
  • Rolling admissions; four start dates a year