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At Northeastern, we break barriers.

Northeastern’s Counseling programs will help you build upon a foundation of experience and skills to propel your career forward while helping those in need. We celebrate our differences and create community through our shared interests. Our global faculty and engaging curriculum take theory into practice so that when you graduate you have the knowledge and qualities needed to assist those who need you the most.

From school settings to dependency programs to mental health and counseling agencies, our graduates enter the workforce equipped to build a better future for individuals, families and communities.




Our programs, your choice.

Northeastern offers four Master of Arts programs through its Counselor Education Department:

  • • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Couple and Family Counseling
  • • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • • School Counseling


Graduates of the Clinical Mental Health, Couple and Family, Rehabilitation, and School Counseling programs are eligible to apply for and receive Illinois licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). Couple and Family Counseling graduates are automatic members of the Associate Marriage and Family Therapy license (AMFT) upon graduation and after submission of application. Rehabilitation Counseling graduates qualify to obtain national certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor.







Our Accreditations

Our Counseling degree programs are fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. In addition, the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education and Counselor Education Department are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Accreditations provide students with an official assurance of quality within the program.




Why a Northeastern Counseling Degree?

Diverse Community

With a student population spanning over 100 countries, Northeastern is federally designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Colleges” publication ranks Northeastern as the most diverse regional public university in the Midwest.

Competitive Value

Our Counseling programs demonstrate quality and offer an outstanding return on investment. Our tuition is among the most affordable in the Chicago area. We are Illinois’ top regional public university for social mobility—or moving graduates up the socioeconomic ladder—according to U.S. News & World Report.

Convenient Location

Our Main Campus is situated in Chicago’s North Park neighborhood, making the commute from any point in and around the city accessible by car or public transit. Counseling students can take advantage of small class sizes for personalized attention, and convenient evening and weekend class schedules.