Online Master’s in Counseling

You desire more than a degree. You seek opportunities to understand human nature. At Wake Forest, you can learn how to be a catalyst for positive social change. Choose our online master’s in clinical mental health counseling to pursue your path to counseling certification. Whether you want to change careers or further develop your expertise, Wake Forest can set you up for success.

Wake Forest University MAC graduates have a 95% pass rate on the National Counselor Examination.

Why Choose Wake Forest for Your Online Master’s in Mental Health Counseling?

The Wake Forest master’s degree in mental health counseling is well-respected around the world.


CACREP accredited
Our 100% online, CACREP-accredited programs are designed with working professionals in mind.


Our resources include 24/7 technical support and tutoring services.


Highly regarded
Learn from nationally renowned counseling thought leaders.


Find and secure an internship with our network of industry partners.


Our graduates have a 95% pass rate on the National Counselor exam.

Mental Health Counseling Program Rankings and Accreditations

Humanity Needs You. Start Here.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for counseling services has increased at the local, regional and state level. Openings for trained clinical mental health counselors are projected to grow by 20% from 2016 to 2026, creating 51,600 new jobs.

Whether you wish to work with patients in community agencies or provide clinical expertise for substance abuse treatment centers, our online master’s in mental health counseling program can prepare you to drive positive change every day in a variety of professional settings.

Top 5 Rewarding Careers for the Online Mental Health Counseling Graduate

Our counseling program has connected graduates with broad career opportunity in a variety of settings.

Work with individuals to promote positive mental and emotional health, dealing with issues such as addictions, marriage problems, stress management and aging.

Wake Forest MAC students have worked in more than 60 different community agencies, mental facilities and schools.

What Can I Learn in the Online Mental Health Counseling Program?

The 60-hour master’s in mental health counseling online program offers clinical instruction through practicum and internship experiences, as well as advanced therapeutic technique across eight areas:

  • Human growth and development
  • Social and cultural foundations
  • Helping relationships
  • Group work
  • Career and lifestyle development
  • Appraisal
  • Research and program evaluation
  • Professional orientation

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“It’s an authentic program that is committed to helping us understand ourselves and human nature. Through the process of learning with our cohort and faculty, it creates a place of intellectual stimulation that will be greatly beneficial to us when we become counselors in the real world with real people.”
– Lisa Rainwater, Wake Forest online master’s of counseling student

Learn from a Nationally Recognized Faculty of Thought Leaders

Wake Forest counseling professors have a passion to serve humanity that goes beyond the curriculum they teach. In fact, some of these renowned thought leaders are the authors of the standard academic texts used by most master’s in mental health counseling programs across the nation.