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

Application Deadlines
Fall/Summer:
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

57K

Median salary of school and career counselors

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

22%

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

Graduate Counseling Courses