Choose Your Path to a Future in Counseling

At Wake Forest, we provide future leaders like you multiple pathways to serve humanity through high-quality education. That’s why the WFU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers two online academic tracks in counseling.

Online Master’s in Counseling —
Clinical Mental Health (MAC)

Learn the therapeutic techniques and clinical skills required to work intimately with individuals who struggle with life and mental health issues.

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Online Master’s in Counseling —
School Counseling (MAC)

Prepare to collaborate with educators to provide advanced counseling services to children and their families.

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Why Choose Our Wake Forest Programs?

Enrolled counseling students can expect a rigorous, thriving learning environment that aligns with their values and career goals. Here’s how you can benefit:

A Spirit of Service
Deeply rooted in everything at Wake Forest University is our motto, Pro Humanitate. This dedication to serving humanity guides our programs and represents our continued commitment to the preparation of qualified professionals.

Exceptional Pass Rates
Since 1996, when the Wake Forest counseling program became CACREP accredited and eligible to hold campus administrations of the National Counselor Exam, 95% of the graduating students sitting for the exam have passed it. The average composite scores are consistently higher than those for all CACREP-approved programs.

Highly Regarded Programs
The Department of Counseling at Wake Forest is widely regarded as having one of the best master’s degree programs in counseling. It has twice been selected as the “Outstanding Counselor Education Program” by associations of other counselor educators, mental facilities and schools.

Professional Experience
Enrolled MAC students can benefit from the university’s established industry partnerships to find and secure internships that provide vital professional development. Faculty may also work with you to structure internships around the Wake Forest university academic calendar.

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Start your journey to a future in counseling and human services with Wake Forest’s online counseling programs.