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Butler University

The Butler University College of Education prepares students to be great mentors and advocates for communities. The College of Education believes we must prepare our students for schools and communities as they could be, not simply to perpetuate those that currently exist. Our online programs combine rigorous curriculum, experiential learning, and ongoing support to ensure you’re prepared to make a difference.

Explore Our Programs

Online Master’s Degrees for Indiana Counselors

Our online programs are designed to provide the flexibility you need along with detailed instruction that prepares you to positively impact communities and individuals. You’ll study with expert-level faculty who bring their real-world understanding into the virtual classroom.

Mental Health Counseling, MS

The master’s in Mental Health Counseling features online coursework and hands-on learning, including 700 practicum and internship hours. The rigorous curriculum aligns with national and state standards and provides a pathway to dual-licensure in mental health counseling and clinical addictions counseling in Indiana. Requirements vary by state. Graduate in 2.5-3 years.

School Counseling, MS

Master’s-level coursework will prepare you for licensure as a professional school counselor through online classes and hands-on experience, including 700 hours in K-12 schools during practicum and internship. Graduate in just 2.5-3 years with all the skills you need to succeed as a licensed K-12 counselor.

Quick Facts

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No. 1

in Best Colleges for Veterans U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023

No. 1

Most Innovative School U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023

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Why Butler University College of Education?

When you study at Butler, you’ll prepare to be an inclusive change agent working toward a better society. We respect our online students and ensure they receive a top-tier education from experienced instructors. Classes take a student-centered approach that helps you succeed. Every student at Butler will have the opportunity to network and have meaningful conversations with faculty and peers.

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Experience What Makes Butler Great—Wherever You Are

Our online students are part of the Butler community. We pride ourselves on a diverse student population. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with others throughout your time in your program while attending online sessions led by expert-level instructors.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to common questions about Butler University’s online programs. For information not covered here, our expert admission team is available to provide additional details and guidance.

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