Published June 2016
Welcome to our ranking of the 2 top master’s degrees in counseling in New Hampshire.
If you’re thinking about earning your master’s in counseling and you live in New Hampshire (or you would like to) take a look at these top-ranked schools. Although New Hampshire is a tiny state tucked away in the Northeast corner of the United States, this hasn’t stopped colleges like Antioch University and Plymouth State from drawing big crowds to its counseling education degree programs. Together, these two schools cover nearly the full spectrum of master’s in counseling degree options, complete with accredited curricula and specialization tracks for career-focused students.
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2. Antioch University New England
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
The counseling master’s degree at Antioch University has just about everything you could possibly want out of a counselor education program. The accredited curriculum covers all eight competence areas designated by CACREP and incorporates plenty of experiential work – including a semester-long practicum and three semesters of internships. And while the program is certainly rigorous, it’s also surprisingly flexible; once-weekly classes and a select number of online courses make sure students can maintain their daily obligations, including full-time work. Antioch also provides an optional specialization in Substance Abuse/Addictions Counseling and will assist with internship placements in local health centers, prisons, and in-patient addiction treatment units.
Tuition and Fees: $22,650/yr
1. Plymouth State University
School Counseling, M.Ed.; Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.S.
The award for the best and most affordable counseling master’s degree in New Hampshire goes to Plymouth State University, with a tuition cost of just $10,000 a year. PSU also wins out for the sheer size of its counseling education department; in addition to CACREP-accredited counseling graduate programs in School and Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Plymouth State also offers degrees in Marriage and Family Counseling, School Psychology, and Personal and Organizational Wellness – as well as a bevy of optional concentrations, such as Addictions Treatment, Eating Disorders, and Play Therapy. What’s more, students who have a master’s degree in a related field can opt for the university’s professional certification in school counseling and make a smooth transition to the K-12 environment.
Tuition and Fees: $10,215/yr
This concludes our ranking of the best graduate degrees in counseling in New Hampshire. We’ll be sure to update this list as more schools in New Hampshire develop accredited counseling programs, so stay tuned!