Why earn a master's degree in counseling at UND?

Application Deadlines
Aug. 1

UND's graduate degree program in counseling uses a training model anchored in the science of psychology, emphasizing both evidence-based practices and multicultural competence. The counseling program offers opportunities to develop professional practice skills in our on-campus multi-disciplinary clinic and through community-based counseling internships.

Counseling Specializations

UND offers a variety of options so you can tailor your M.A. in Counseling to fit your specific interests. Combining a broad theoretical foundation with extensive training in practitioner skills, the counseling program offers four tracks:

  • Addiction Counseling
  • Community Mental Health Counseling
  • Child Adolescent Counseling
  • Rehabilitation Counseling

Whichever track you choose, you'll prepare for a dynamic career as a counselor. Our counseling graduates work in mental health centers, rehabilitation offices, addiction treatment clinics, family service organizations and more.

Counseling M.A. Overview

  • Work with the Rural Psychology Integrated Care program that responds to the mental and behavioral needs of residents.

  • Take on an internship with a local agency in your area of interest.

  • Train at the Northern Prairie Community Clinic, providing in-office and tele-counseling to patients.

  • Conduct in-depth and influential scholarship in the completion of your independent study or scholarly project.

  • Learn from a diverse faculty with doctoral degrees and extensive experience teaching counseling graduate students.

Careers as a Counselor


Median salary of school and career counselors

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Anticipated job growth for substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

An M.A. in Counseling from UND prepares you for a fulfilling career as a counselor in a range of settings, including:

  • Mental health centers
  • Rehabilitation offices
  • Addiction treatment clinics
  • Family service organizations
  • K-12 schools

A Counseling degree gives you the strategic skills you need, including:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Psychology
  • Crisis Intervention

UND Counseling Major Alumni

Counseling alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

  • Fulton County Schools
  • Sheridan Co. School District 1
  • The Shopper, Inc.
  • Adapt, Inc.
  • Altru Hospice

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