Published October 2016
Welcome to our ranking of the two top master’s degrees in counseling in Arizona.
If you’re thinking about earning your master’s or Ph.D. in counseling in Arizona, take a look at these top-ranked schools. Although this Arizona counseling master’s degree ranking only includes two schools, you might be surprised by the options that await you in this sunny southwestern state. With low costs across the board and regional campuses throughout Arizona, these two universities provide levels of access and opportunity that exceed expectations.
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2. Arizona State University
Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.C.
At Arizona State University, the Department of Counseling and Counseling Psychology aims to promote “the health of a diverse society.” But this isn’t simply a trite slogan; the university has taken concrete action to ensure this outcome by adopting recommendations set forth by the American Counseling Association and the American Psychological Association on multicultural practices and LGBTQ issues. To put your skills to the test, you’ll receive training through ASU’s 60-year old community counseling clinic, which offers low-cost services to both students and area residents. This in-depth training no doubt contributes to the high 6-month employment rates of counseling master’s degree graduates, which stood at 94% as of 2015.
Tuition & Fees: $17,289/yr
1. Northern Arizona University
School Counseling, M.Ed.; Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.A.
Residents of Flagstaff – and those looking to trade the city-scapes of Tempe for a mountain background – have another great option for an affordable master’s in counseling degree in Arizona. Northern Arizona University’s broad-spectrum curriculum covers human growth and development, research and program evaluation, cultural foundations, relationships…the list goes on! Students in the NAU College of Education are also uniquely active on campus; popular activities include the Chi Sigma Iota international honor society and student-run mental illness support groups. But if you’re worried about making the commute to Flagstaff, fear not; NAU also offers counseling master’s degree courses on its regional campuses in Phoenix and Tucson.
Tuition & Fees: $13,626/yr
This concludes our ranking of the best graduate degrees in counseling in Arizona. We’ll be sure to update this list as more schools in Arizona develop accredited counseling programs, so stay tuned!