Be the support others need

Earn your advanced counseling degree – and foster your natural talent for helping others.


Earn your counseling degree, with a profession-aligned education – and receive the knowledge necessary to be an advocate in your community. Our curriculum is built based on licensure requirements, Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards and certification standards.

You’re interested in entering a profession centered on supporting others – or perhaps you’re looking to enhance your existing career. Our on-campus and online counseling degree programs aim to provide you with the skills to make a difference in the lives of those around you. You’ll develop professional expertise in individual, group and family counseling. Improve your critical thinking and problem solving abilities, while developing effective clinical skills.

By earning your counseling degree online or on-campus, you’ll develop competency in a broad range of counseling areas, helping to build your confidence and prepare you to face real-life scenarios. The various counseling programs prepare you for careers in mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, school counseling and more.  

Explore our variety of counseling degree programs – and get a quality education taught by counseling and other behavioral health professionals.




Master of Science in Counseling/Clinical Mental Health Counseling:

With this master’s degree program, you’ll develop a strong foundation in clinical mental health practices – with a curriculum that provides a solid foundation in the core areas of counselor training. You’ll learn how to effectively assess mental health disorders, develop treatment plans, and design evidence-based treatment. You’ll demonstrate the professional knowledge necessary to help clients overcome life challenges. This program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) at ground locations in Arizona and Utah, and prepares students to sit for the National Counselor Exam (NCE).




Master of Science in Counseling/Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy:

Are you interested in helping people to solve complex issues related to couple and family relationships? By earning the MFCT degree, you’ll be able to offer the clinical skills necessary to help couples, families, parents and children overcome a variety of challenges. Develop the knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective therapeutic interventions within a variety of family systems and relationship dynamics. Help couples, families, and children to improve their functioning as a family unit.

Available on campus in select locations in California.

The Master of Science in Counseling/ Marriage, Family and Child Therapy degree program meets the California MFT educational requirements for registration with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) as an MFT intern. Upon successful completion of all educational requirements and required postgraduate supervised clinical hours, graduates are eligible to sit for the MFT licensure exams in California. 



Why Phoenix?

At the College of Humanities & Sciences, we focus on preparing students for success in today’s helping professions. Our counseling degree programs teach students about the human condition and mental health and aim to help further enhance the skills and abilities of those already working in the helping professions. You like to make a difference. By earning an advanced counseling degree online or on campus, you have the opportunity to continue to make a positive impact in a variety of career paths, from vocational and guidance counseling to mental health and family counseling. 

You can earn your degree by taking one course at a time, and learn how to have an impact on the lives of others. Get the support you need from a team dedicated to your success from day one.

Learn from experience

Gain key insight into counseling scenarios from faculty who have years of professional experience.

Stay connected

Our Counseling Centers provide free counseling to the community and offer a great place for you to demonstrate your new skills learned during your hands-on field experience.

Finish your degree faster

Transfer prior college credits or have relevant work experience evaluated for potential credit.

Have questions about how to enroll in our on-campus or online counseling degree program or any other program at University of Phoenix? Fill out the request for information form and we’ll put you in contact with an enrollment representative.

We want you to follow your passion for helping others – because our passion is your success. Make an impact on your community. Earn your counseling degree online or at a campus near you – we’re with you from the start.

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While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.