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What are the best online/distance learning programs for obtaining a master's degree in counseling psychology or a certification in marriage and family therapy?

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What are the best online/distance learning programs for obtaining a master's degree in counseling psychology or a certification in marriage and family therapy?

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The following are the best online programs in counseling psychology and related fields:

1. North Carolina Central University, through NCCU Online, offers the following master's degree programs in counseling:

  • Master of Arts in Career Counseling (48 credit hours)
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (60 credit hours)
  • Master of Arts in School Counseling (51 credit hours)
  • All three programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs or CACREP.

2. Grand Canyon University offers the following masters and graduate certificate programs:

  • Master of Education in School Counseling (60 credits)
  • Master of Science in Addiction Counseling (36 credits)
  • Master of Science in Christian Counseling of Substance Use and Addictive Disorders (48 credits)
  • Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (62 credits)
  • Graduate Certificate of Completion in Christian Counseling (12 credits)
  • Graduate Certificate of Completion in Mental Health and Wellness with an Emphasis in Family Dynamics Studies (16 credits)

3. National University offers a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology requiring a minimum of 90 quarter units to complete. Students can choose between the following specializations:

  • Marriage and Family Therapist Option
  • Combined Marriage and Family Therapist/Professional Clinical Counselor Option

For more information about the best online counseling degree programs, check out this article: Best Online Counseling Degree Programs| https://study.com/resources/best-online-counseling-degrees

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