What can you do with an online master of arts in counseling?

Change Lives. Transform Futures.

Earning a Master of Arts in Counseling online from a top-tier university like Bradley can open the door to new opportunities in a wide variety of settings. Let’s explore a few career paths now.

Clinical Mental Health Careers:

  • Clinical Mental Health Counselor 
    Utilize a range of therapeutic techniques to help individuals, families and children deal with emotional and/or psychological problems.
  • Substance Abuse Counselor 
    Provide support for clients who suffer from addictions to various substances.
  • Rehabilitation Counselor 
    Work with those living with a disability or dealing with a life-changing accident and help them to lead positive, productive lives.
  • Crisis Counselor 
    Offer guidance to those who have experienced a serious traumatic event and help them refocus to become functional again.
  • Grief Counselor 
    Counsel those coping with the grief and sense of loss that follows the death of a loved one or tragic life experience.
  • Marriage, Couples and Family Counselor 
    Help heal fractured relationships and strengthen bonds between spouses and family members.
  • Veterans Counselor 
    Give counsel to the more than 5 million U.S. veterans struggling with the myriad physical, emotional, mental and social issues that can arise after combat; help them adjust to life after military service.

Where can you work?

  • Outpatient and residential care centers
  • Social and human service agencies
  • Community clinics
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Governmental agencies
  • VA hospitals, medical centers and clinics
  • Healthcare organizations
  • Private corporations (employee assistance programs)
  • Private practices