Northwestern University

24 months
37378 USD/year
37378 USD/year
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The Counseling program of Northwestern University is dedicated to preparing tomorrow's leaders of the counseling profession. Students build close relationships with faculty, supervisors, preceptors, therapists and researchers who innovate in scholarship, education and clinical practice.


The Counseling program of Northwestern University is allowing students to apply psychodynamic thinking and evidence-based strategies to diverse client populations, and contribute to advancing the field.

Program highlights

The cornerstones of the Master of Arts in Counseling program include comprehensive immersion in clinical work and an emphasis on developing reflective practices. We conceptualize every course in the context of ethics, multiculturalism, lifespan development, advocacy and outreach and evidenced-based practice. The learning experiences are offered in a rigorous academic environment you would expect from Northwestern University, and in clinical training settings dedicated to client welfare.

The program is small and selective; however, the main concern is making a good fit between what we have to offer and the interests of students we admit. The students are gifted and come from many cultural backgrounds and experiences. The collaborative nature of our training represents our best efforts to develop a meaningful learning community.

The program is rigorous and demanding. You will find that your investment yields good results in terms of future employment or advancing to doctoral studies. We are especially proud of our clinical immersion experience in which students learn by doing from the beginning of their studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Individuals and Systems: Psychodynamic Viewpoints
  • Theories of Counseling & Psychology
  • Counseling Methods: Skills for Counseling & Psychotherapy
  • Supervised Practicum in Counseling
  • Group & Organizational Dynamics
  • Psychopathology in Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete Master of Arts in Counseling Program Specific Application
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Recent 3 x 5 photo
  • Supplemental essays
  • For international students: Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37378 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18689 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    37378 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18689 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • per quarter: $18,689


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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