MS in Counseling

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Receive your master's degree in counseling from a part-time program that offers all the benefits of a full-time experience.

In Drake University's Master of Science in Counseling program, you will interact with and learn from expert faculty who are committed to excellence in research and teaching and service to the profession. In addition to coursework and professional experiences, you can bolster your resume through participation in research projects overseen by Drake faculty, publication of research, or by attendance at state and national conferences.

The program is designed for working adults. Classes are held on Drake's campus on evenings and weekends, so you can continue to work full time while you complete your degree.  Click here for program options.  

Convenient Scheduling: You can begin the degree during the fall or spring semester. All courses are held on evenings and select weekends.

Student-centered Instruction: Small class sizes foster engagement between students and faculty. Your professors and your advisor will support you throughout the program.

Flexible Programming: Students can easily complete more than one specialty area (mental health counseling, rehabilitation counseling, or school counseling) to gain additional expertise or licensures.

Valuable Experience: Under the guidance of expert faculty and practitioners, you'll gain hands-on training through internship and practicum courses. Placements are tailored to career goals.

Multicultural Perspectives: Issues of diversity and social justice are emphasized throughout the program, so you will better understand yourself and the diverse backgrounds of your clients.


All specializations within the Master of Science in Counseling are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).  

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