Customize your degree and licensure with our online master's in counseling program

Our top-ranked, award-winning counseling program focuses on healing the mind, body, and spirit. Choose to earn a master’s in school counseling or professional counseling with the option to take courses towards a substance abuse or Christian Counseling certificate. You will graduate holistically rooted, prepared to help others live their best lives.

Cost Per Credit$669

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Program Overview

Learn from instructors with a wealth of experience in small, online or in-person classes full of students who share your passion for positively impacting the lives of others. Our counseling program embraces faith’s role in the guidance process while equipping you with both a practical skillset and a deeply rooted sense of respect for those you interact with.

Academic Community Partnership

Concordia University Wisconsin’s School of Education has a reputation for helping public, private, charter, and other school systems meet the needs of their students in the most comprehensive way possible. This is not only an exclusive partnership; we simply believe in providing opportunities to increase teacher capacity, improve leadership development, and impact student success.

Benefits of the Academic Community Partnership include:

  • Partner with a local university that has an excellent academic and ethical reputation
  • We come to you – meet with our team to customize a program or professional development that fits each districts’ unique needs
  • Meet educational objectives and enhance faculty expertise with highly respected, fully accredited programs in a wide range of graduate degrees, licensure programs, and technology options
  • Face-to-face cohorts or diverse online programs to meet your busy schedule. We provide expert instructors and consultants and draw on research-based practices through our rigorous accredited programs
  • Professional development connected to university credit
  • Receive $450 per eligible graduate course or $150 per eligible adult accelerated course
What to Expect

Upon completion of this program, not only will you earn a master’s degree with the potential for licensure (make arrangements with your state licensing agency if you are outside WI), you will emerge with a greater sense of empathy as well as a feeling of empowerment as you continue your professional journey. Students who desire licensure in another state must contact their state department of education for details about whether or not this coursework will meet state requirements. Students from outside of Wisconsin may earn a Master’s degree without teacher licensing. Graduates will feel confident in their skill sets and fully competent to shape other’s lives in a positive way. Most of all, you’ll experience the excitement of embarking on a fulfilling and rewarding career as a professional counselor.

Concordia University's Graduate Counseling Program prepares its graduates to be ethical servant leaders who value the diversity of God's children and embrace social justice with compassion. Graduates help others to lead purposeful and fulfilling lives in mind, body, and spirit. Graduates of the professional counseling program will:

  1. Integrate evidence-based counseling theories, techniques, and interventions into professional practice.
  2. Adhere to professional and ethical standards
  3. Actively engage in self-reflection and lifelong learning
  4. Serve clients according to their unique diverse needs
  5. Help clients to lead purposeful and fulfilling lives in mind, body, and spirit
Concentrations / Specializations

Students in this program enroll in one of two tracks:

1. Professional Counseling LPC-IT
2. School Counseling WI DPI #7054

In addition,

  1. Substance Abuse Counseling - Graduates who have completed specific coursework are eligible for the SAC-IT (Substance Abuse Counselor – In Training) credential through WI DSPS.
  2. A Christian Counseling certificate is also available for those who wish to gain skills with additional coursework. This certificate can also be taken as a stand-alone certificate.

View the "Tracks" tab above for more information about license and concentration options.

Licensure / Certifications
The professional counseling program track is an approved program by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) and leads to a LPC-IT endorsement. The school counseling program track is an approved program by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for endorsement of a #7054 School Counseling license. This program also offers a substance abuse counseling license and Christian counseling certificate.

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