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Online Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling Careers

Meet the Demand for Well-Trained Mental Health Counselors

Dual-Licensure Pathway

700 Hands-On Hours

Demand for licensed mental health counselors is on the rise. Now more than ever, we need mental health workers to support the millions of children, youth, and adults in need of assistance achieving wellness. Butler University’s online master’s in Mental Health Counseling program ensures you graduate to meet that demand.

Based on the state you live in, the state requirements for licensure as a mental health counselor (or equivalent) may vary. You can find more information on our state restrictions page.

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Mental Health Jobs that Make a Difference

Licensed Professional Counselor $50,276 per year1

Trauma Therapist $85,764 per year2

Clinical Mental Health Counselor $63,450 per year3

Marriage and Family Therapist $49,880 per year4

Join a Growing, Impactful Field with a Master of Science Degree

The demand for well-educated, licensed mental health professionals will grow significantly in the coming years. With a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling, you will be on your way to licensure and ready to fill new jobs.

Program Outcomes and Skills Acquired

What You’ll Learn

When you complete Butler’s online MS in Mental Health Counseling degree, you will be able to:

Skills You’ll Gain

  • Neurocounseling
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychopathology
  • Counseling techniques
  • Trauma and crisis prevention

Career Services


A Handshake account will be created for you automatically as you begin your first semester at Butler to help you schedule advising and find prospective employers.


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Interview Prep

Prepare with our online Guide to Professional Success or watch interview prep and networking videos through our partner Candid Career.


View webinars on resume building, interview skills, and more in sessions presented by career advisors.


  1. Average Licensed Professional Counselor Salary. Retrieved from
  2. Salary: Trauma Therapist. Retrieved from
  3. Salary: Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Retrieved from
  4. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Marriage and Family Therapists. Retrieved from