Counseling Professionals are in High Demand.

Webster's counseling degree program combines classroom education and hands-on field experience to provide you with theory and skills needed to work with individuals, couples, families, and children in a variety of mental health settings. And with the U. S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics projecting strong growth of employment rates for mental health counselors, therapists, and school counselors, the demand is expected to continue to increase, ensuring a long and productive career serving the needs of people in the workplace, health care settings, and the community.

Small Classes

Maximum of 24 students to create an ideal environment for learning, interaction, and discovery.

Hands-On Training

All students complete a 15-month clinical counseling field experience.

Proven Record

Thirty-year track record in preparing students for successful careers in the counseling profession.

Master of Arts in Counseling

Choose Your Program

Our Professional Counseling program is available at Webster campuses nationwide, as well as internationally in Geneva, Switzerland. Accreditation and availability of degree emphasis vary by campus. Choose a specific location for details.

Our Geneva campus offers a SGfB-accredited program with an emphasis in community counseling.

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Become A Practicing Clinician

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Top-Notch Training

Providing high-quality experiences to students who strive for individual academic excellence is at the core of Webster University’s Department of Professional Counseling. Find out more about our training, which contributes to an enhanced quality of life for individuals on a local, national and global scale, preparing you for a high-demand profession.

Choose Your Counseling Degree

Master of Arts in Counseling

This degree program is designed to provide high-quality learning experiences to students, helping them become expert professional counselors who strive for individual excellence and contribute to an enhanced quality of life in local, national and global societies. Curriculum is culturally inclusive, training students with a strong base of knowledge and skills to practice effectively in a variety of careers in the field of mental health and human service, educational institutions, private practice, and government, business and industrial settings. It is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge, practice and skills for working with individuals, couples, children, families and groups in a variety of mental health settings.

We invite students to select an emphasis area for this degree from the following options:

Admission Requirements for MA in Counseling

Master of Arts in School Counseling

Approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), our MA in School Counseling is designed to prepare you to work with children and families in a variety of school settings. Completion of the degree will provide students with the required educational credentials for both K–8 and 7–12 school counselor certifications in Missouri. *Students who require prerequisite courses may have to complete more credit hours.

Lori Watson

Lori J. Watson, MA in Counseling student and Webster’s Deputy Title IX and HR Coordinator

Lori Watson

Lori J. Watson's manuscript, “Behavioral Outcomes of Law Enforcement Officers with Compassion Fatigue” has been accepted for publication in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin for more than a year on its first submission. Watson worked with Stacy Henning, PhD, in revising a paper Watson wrote in her first counseling course into a produced a manuscript.

Henning further encouraged her to propose to speak on her topic at the Missouri Institute of Mental Health Spring Training Institute summit in May 2022. MIMH subsequently asked Watson to join its speaker panel as a paid speaker next June on a series of mental health webinars offered globally.

Watson is also working with Henning in organizing a podcast to feature first responders’ mental health during the pandemic and its continued aftermath.

Browning Hall

Browning Hall

Browning Hall

Browning Hall is located next to Pearson House off of Big Bend Boulevard at the northeast corner of the Webster Groves campus.

8274 Big Bend Blvd.
Webster Groves, MO 63119

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