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)


  • Students are required to participate in two on-campus immersion experiences
  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Official transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of purpose
  • Essay
  • Recent photo
  • Interview
  • Proof of English language proficiency, international applicants

Special Accreditation

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

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission