Online Doctorate & PhD in Counseling Programs

Counselors help people resolve career, educational, emotional, family and mental health problems. There are many different disciplines in this field, usually described professionally according to where they work and who they assist: family counselors, school counselors, substance abuse counselors and many more. Completing a counseling doctoral program places you at the pinnacle of this field; top-level clinical and university positions will be within your reach.

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Alaska Pacific UniversityUndergraduate
Anchorage, AK

Albion CollegeUndergraduate
Albion, MI

Alderson Broaddus UniversityUndergraduate
Philippi, WV

Anna Maria CollegeUndergraduate
Paxton, MA

Arcadia UniversityUndergraduate
Glenside, PA

Auburn UniversityUndergraduate
Auburn, AL

Baldwin Wallace UniversityUndergraduate
Berea, OH

Ball State UniversityUndergraduate
Muncie, IN

Ball State UniversityOnline

Bard College at Simon's RockUndergraduate
Great Barrington, MA

Beacon CollegeUndergraduate
Leesburg, FL

Bellevue UniversityUndergraduate
Bellevue, NE

Bellevue UniversityOnline

Bethel CollegeUndergraduate
Mishawaka, IN

Bethel CollegeOnline

Bethel CollegeUndergraduate
North Newton, KS

Bethel UniversityUndergraduate
McKenzie, TN

Boston CollegeUndergraduate
Chestnut Hill, MA

Brewton-Parker CollegeUndergraduate
Mount Vernon, GA

Burlington CollegeUndergraduate
Burlington, VT

California State University--FullertonUndergraduate
Fullerton, CA

California State University--Long BeachUndergraduate
Long Beach, CA

California State University--Monterey BayUndergraduate
Seaside, CA

California State University--SacramentoUndergraduate
Sacramento, CA

California State University--San BernardinoUndergraduate
San Bernardino, CA

California State University--San MarcosUndergraduate
San Marcos, CA

California State University--San MarcosOnline

Calumet College of St. JosephUndergraduate
Whiting, IN

Cambridge CollegeUndergraduate
Cambridge, MA

Carlow UniversityUndergraduate
Pittsburgh, PA

Cazenovia CollegeUndergraduate
Cazenovia, NY

Central Michigan UniversityUndergraduate
Mount Pleasant, MI

Central Michigan UniversityOnline

Central Washington UniversityUndergraduate
Ellensburg, WA

Central Washington UniversityOnline

Chestnut Hill CollegeUndergraduate
Philadelphia, PA

College of St. JosephUndergraduate
Rutland, VT

College of St. MaryUndergraduate
Omaha, NE

College of the AtlanticUndergraduate
Bar Harbor, ME

Columbia CollegeUndergraduate
Columbia, MO

Columbia CollegeOnline

Columbia CollegeUndergraduate
Columbia, SC

Concordia University--St. PaulUndergraduate
St. Paul, MN

Concordia University--St. PaulOnline

Connecticut CollegeUndergraduate
New London, CT

Converse CollegeUndergraduate
Spartanburg, SC

Coppin State UniversityUndergraduate
Baltimore, MD

Crown CollegeUndergraduate
St. Bonifacius, MN

Doctorate in Counseling – Job Outlook

As with many health-oriented careers, counselors with a doctorate and experience in the field can have a huge advantage when looking for work.

There are many different types of counselors - school and career counselors, substance abuse and behavorial disorder counselors, mental health counselors and rehabilitation counselors, among others. These professions are almost universally education-intensive because counselors deal directly with the well-being of others. For example, a Master of Science (MS) in Mental Health Counseling is the minimum degree required to become a mental health counselor. A doctorate or PhD in counseling is recommended for those who want to attain the most lucrative and prestigious positions in the field.

Job Outlook for Counseling Professions

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects good growth in counseling professions, although the rate differs depending on the profession. Some sample careers and the projected growth rate: school and career counselors, 31%; substance abuse and behavorial disorder counselors, 27%; mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists, 29%; rehabilitation counselors, 20%.

Salaries vary as well. School counselors made an average $53,370 in 2014, according to the BLS. Other occupations and the average salary from 2014 include: substance abuse and behavorial disorder counselors, $39,270; mental health counselors, $40,850; rehabilitation counselors, $34,380.