Earn a CACREP-Accredited Master’s in Counseling Online


Are you called to experience the joys and challenges of guiding others through life's obstacles and opportunities? The CACREP-accredited Online Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Counseling from William & Mary, a renowned “Public Ivy” institution, can help you achieve your personal and professional goals, whether you want to enter the field of counseling or accelerate your career. Choose from the following concentrations and specializations:

Support diverse learners.

Be a part of creating a more equitable education system in the U.S. and abroad with an Online Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.) or Online Post-Professional Certificate in Curriculum and Instruction. Open to those without a teaching license, you can take classes entirely online, and choose to specialize in one of three areas: ESL, K-6 Special Education and 6-12 Special Education.

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Join a new world of change agents.

Social and cultural transformation begins at the individual level. This is a counselor’s greatest power: to cultivate hope in others and foster their ability to overcome life’s challenges, allowing them to achieve a greater version of themselves. The W&M School of Education is preparing a new generation of leaders who can facilitate that kind of impact.

Through integrated teaching methods and experiential learning opportunities, including practicum courses and internships, our students learn to serve in a changing cultural landscape.

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School Counseling
Our Online M.Ed. in Counseling with a concentration in School Counseling program emphasizes a balanced approach that will teach you to understand the cognitive and physical growth of children, recognize their developmental needs and deliver targeted support mechanisms.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
The Online M.Ed. in Counseling with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling focuses on both the physical wellness and psychopathology needs of individuals. Our program is designed to fulfill all classroom and clinical instruction requirements for licensure and offers an additional Military and Veterans Counseling specialization.
Curriculum and Instruction
The Online M.A.Ed. and Online Post-Professional Certificates in Curriculum and Instruction provide educators the tools to influence real change in classrooms and the lives of students. These programs prepare them to be impactful leaders through three different specializations.

Why Earn Your Master’s in Counseling Online From William & Mary?

  • The Online M.Ed. in Counseling is CACREP-accredited—one of only 75 online counseling degree programs in the country with this designation
  • You will graduate prepared with the knowledge, compassion and objectivity you need to become an effective licensed counselor
  • The curriculum is rooted in innovation and directed by highly engaged and experienced faculty leaders
  • Our engaging online experience emphasizes social justice and cultural responsiveness as part of your professional development
  • Join the alumni network of a renowned, research-driven public ivy institution
  • You can tailor the program to your professional and personal goals
Renowned Faculty, Focused on You
The renowned faculty who will partner with and mentor you during your W&M graduate journey are themselves active scholars who, in the last decade, have collected more than $44 million for research studies.1 Inside the virtual classroom, they are committed to your success and to building your confidence as a licensed counselor.
Review Our Admissions FAQs
Graduate school can be a life-changing decision, and pursuing the opportunity online comes with a unique set of questions and concerns. So, our faculty, staff and School of Education leaders have provided answers to some of the most common questions related to the W&M online application process and admissions procedures.
Begin Your Application
At William & Mary, we are proud to offer support throughout your grad school journey, from application to graduation. If you have questions about the Online M.Ed. in Counseling, contact an Admissions Advisor today at 866-870-6966. The next deadline is fast approaching!

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