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Online Counseling Degree Programs

Grand Canyon University’s online counseling degrees prepare you to counsel a variety of clients from diverse backgrounds. Designed to ensure you are academically prepared to meet the requirements for licensure, our online counseling degree programs from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences help you prepare to become a counselor.

As a counselor, you will work with clients who are impacted by psychological, social, behavioral and emotional issues. Choose from a variety of online counseling degree programs at GCU, from our Bachelor of Science in Counseling to our counseling master's degrees, including the Christian-focused online counseling and addiction counseling degrees.

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Counseling Bachelor's Degrees

Online Bachelor's Degrees - Counseling

Gain foundational skills to start your journey toward your desired vocation. A bachelor’s degree can give you the insight needed to pursue graduate education to further your career goals. With a bachelor’s degree from GCU, you can make a career out of your passion to champion mental wellness. Online program offerings span from behavioral health science to counseling.

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Counseling Master's Degrees

Online Master's Degrees - Counseling

Expand upon your knowledge and step into a specialized counseling master’s degree. At GCU, we want your program to align with the causes you care about in the communities you serve. With a variety of emphases available, you can tailor your online master’s degree program to your career goals. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to enter the human services field. Find a degree in clinical mental health counselingmental health and wellness and school or addiction counseling.

Our Master of Science in Addiction Counseling program has been approved for accreditation through the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC).2

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Counseling Doctoral Degrees

Online Doctoral Degrees - Counseling

Further your calling to help others with a doctoral degree from GCU. These online doctoral degrees use practical research methods where learners grow in areas such as teaching, statistics, management and leadership where counseling is needed. Gain your PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision and reach higher levels of academic and practical expertise.

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Counseling Certificates

Online Grad & Post-Master's Certificates - Counseling

Take your education a step further with our online graduate certificates and post-master’s programs. Grad or post-master’s certificates might give you the needed edge to compete effectively in the job market as a qualified candidate. For those eager to acquire all available knowledge, these certificates can help prepare you to earn an advanced degree. Some of our popular programs include the Graduate Certificate in Christian Counseling and the Post-Master’s in Counseling: Marriage and Family Therapy Certificate.

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I can honestly say Grand Canyon University is the best place to earn your graduate degree. GCU is different than any other university. The online education is excellent. The professors and the professional staff always do their best to encourage the students to be successful.”

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I can honestly say Grand Canyon University is the best place to earn your graduate degree. GCU is different than any other university. The online education is excellent. The professors and the professional staff always do their best to encourage the students to be successful.”

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Online Counseling Degrees at Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University offers a variety of online counseling degree programs to help you advance your career. Our online courses offer a values-based curriculum developed so that you receive the well-rounded education you need to take your career to the next level. Backed by the legacy of our traditional campus, GCU is an accredited university that stands out from other online education institutions.

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Over 90,000 GCU students have chosen to pursue their degree online3

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You already have the tools you need to change your life. Let GCU teach you how to use them so you can reach your full potential through education.

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Since the beginning, GCU has been dedicated to helping students change their lives.

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1 Alumni from 1957 to April 2021. Includes students who have graduated and completed their program. 

2 National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission | 44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 301, Alexandria, VA 22314 | Phone: 703-741-7686 | nasacaccreditation.org

Includes students who have participated in an online class in August or September 2020 and does not include students in a cohort program.
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What degree do you need to become a counselor?

All states require you to hold a master's degree in counseling to become licensed as a counselor. GCU’s graduate-level online counseling programs were developed to meet the academic requirements established by the National Board for Certified Counselors and Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. 

How long does it take to become a counselor?

The length of time it takes to become a counselor depends on your prior education and experience, keeping in mind that you will need to hold a master's degree in counseling in any state to become a licensed counselor. If you are seeking a counseling master's degree, any undergraduate- or graduate-level coursework you have already completed may affect the time it takes to become a counselor.

Grand Canyon University

GCU is a private Christian university. We are dedicated to helping our students change their lives for the better through education. Our experienced faculty and staff will be with you every step of the way to ensure you reach your goals.

Competitive, affordable tuition rate so that furthering education is within reach for all

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Online courses offer flexibility and convenience for working professionals and students with busy schedules

GCU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1968

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Over 200,000 alumni1

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