Master of Science in Counseling

Especially in these uncertain times, becoming a professional counselor is a way to pursue a professional path of purpose and meaning. The Barry University Counseling Program is uniquely designed to prepare beginning professional counselors for the roles and challenges they will encounter. We are CACREP-accredited, and our Master’s in Counseling program culminates in a clinical practicum and internship experience in our on-campus training clinic, the CARE Center. Here students gain clinical experience working with clients from the community under the live supervision of our expert counseling faculty. Be the change you wish to see!


  • CACREPAccredited

  • Cost:
    $800 per credit

  • Your choice:
    Evening classes. Online, in-person or both

  • Four Specializations



Do you have a passion for learning, helping people, and counseling?

Barry University's Counseling Program has a long history of preparing students to be professional counselors, scholars, and leaders. Our MS in Counseling programs integrate theory, research, and practice so graduates are not only prepared as counselors but also leaders in the field.

An inclusive academic community is fostered through collaboration, scholarly and critical analysis, and respect. Because we value diversity, we are committed to promoting student and system multicultural competence and sensitivity. We train students to become counselors who assist individuals, couples, and families find solutions and untapped resources to work through challenges that bring them to counseling.

Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related  Educational Programs (CACREP)

Barry University's Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP), which not only meets license requirements in Florida but can give you the portability to pursue opportunities in other states.

You will have exposure to innovative counseling approaches through faculty supervision while providing direct counseling services to members of our local communities during practicums and internships. During these practical experiences, you will have the opportunity to provide counseling services at the Dr. Maureen Duffy Family Enrichment Center, our on-site clinic which is a component of the CARE Center.

The MS in Counseling program accepts applications for fall, spring, and summer semesters. You may choose from four innovative Counseling specializations for the Master's degree. You can also apply for multiple specializations:

The cost for our CACREP-accredited, either online, face to face or both, Masters in Counseling degree is $800 per credit. Please inquire about scholarships, graduate assistantships, and financial aid by scheduling a 1:1 virtual meeting.