Master of Arts in Counseling / Child & Adolescent
Northwestern University

Program Details

The Family Institute at Northwestern offers a CACREP-accredited online MA in Counseling with a Child and Adolescent emphasis. With this degree, you can build upon your existing knowledge base and professional experience to broaden your expertise. You’ll be prepared to help young people face their struggles and overcome mental health issues. Specialized coursework is likely to include:

  • Human Growth and Development
  • Child and Adolescent
  • Assessment of Counseling (Adult/Child)

Learning Pace


% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Northwestern University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Essay/Writing Sample, Interview, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Students are required to participate in two on-campus immersion experiences.