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Online Counseling Degree Programs

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Make an Impact with Our Online Master’s Degrees

While completing your counseling master’s degree program online through Butler’s College of Education, you’ll benefit from rigorous curricula aligned with national and state standards. Each program includes 700 hours of hands-on experience in the form of a practicum and internship.

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Online Counseling Degree Programs


2.5-3 Years Duration

60 Credits

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MS in Mental Health Counseling

The master’s in Mental Health Counseling features online coursework and hands-on learning. The in-depth 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.

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2.5-3 years Duration

60 Credits

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MS in School Counseling

Gain the skills you need to succeed as a licensed K-12 counselor. Master’s-level coursework will prepare you for licensure in select states as a professional school counselor through online classes and hands-on experience. You’ll have the opportunity to pursue dual licensure as a mental health counselor in Indiana. Requirements vary by state.

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No GRE/GMAT Required

No entrance exam is required for Butler’s counseling degree programs.

100% Online Courses

All of our classes are online, meaning you can complete them wherever you are.

Transfer Credits Accepted

Our online counseling master’s programs accept up to 12 transfer credits.

Butler’s Online Counseling Degrees Are Worth It

Butler University’s online counseling degrees allow you to engage directly with faculty and peers through online and immersive experiences. You’ll graduate prepared with the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career and life goals.

U.S. News & World Report Rankings:

  • 2022-2023 No. 1 in Regional Universities – Midwest
  • 2022-2023 No. 1 in Best Colleges for Veterans – Midwest
  • 2022-2023 No. 1 Most Innovative School – Midwest

Our online counseling master’s program helps you prepare for licensure as a counselor in Indiana. Requirements differ by state, so check the guidelines where you wish to practice.

Career Outcomes for Graduates with a Counseling Master’s Degree

After completing their counseling master’s degree program online, our graduates advance into careers in hospitals, schools, in-patient facilities, and other rewarding settings. Some roles you may pursue include:

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor
  • Licensed School Counselor
  • Trauma Therapist
  • Career Counselor

100% job placement rate

22% industry growth for mental health counselors1

10% industry growth for school counselors2

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.

In terms of rigor, instructors, and the physical degree you receive, there’s no difference between online and on-campus programs. Online degrees offer full-time working professionals maximum flexibility in their ability to receive expert instruction and interaction, along with consistent guidance and support. Learn more about online learning.

It will not. The diploma is the same for all graduates, whether their program was completed online or at our campus location.

Butler University is located at 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208. Learn more about us.

Support services are individualized and developed on a case-by-case basis. Specific adjustments are determined by academic history and the diagnostic data reported in the written documentation. Services might include but are not limited to:

  • Access to speech recognition software system
  • Assistance with text in an alternative format
  • Alternative test arrangements
  • Extended time on examinations
  • Assistance with self-advocacy
  • Individual and group support services
  • Assistive technology support
  • Course substitutions

Questions, concerns, or requests for additional information should be directed to Student Disability Services in Jordan Hall 136, by phone at 317-940-9308, or by email at

Butler University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The Butler University College of Education is fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors. Retrieved from
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. School and Career Counselors and Advisors. Retrieved from