Pursue Your Purpose: Get Your MS in Counseling

The demand for compassionate professional counselors continues to increase alongside the need for mental health support. We designed our CACREP-accredited Master of Science in Counseling program to prepare future counselors, like you, for the roles and challenges they will encounter as they grow in their profession.

We blend traditional didactic approaches to teaching with experiential methods, including role-play and group experiences. Our professors are committed to providing a rigorous but distinctive program for our students, serving as mentors and trusted guides.

The program culminates in a clinical practicum and internship experience under the live supervision of expert faculty at our on-campus training clinic, the CARE Center, providing 700 field experience hours.

We can support you to be the change you wish to see in the world!


  • Cost:
    $800 per credit

  • Evening Classes:
    Online, in-person or both

  • Three

  • No GRE required

  • Gain 700 field
    experience hours

Accreditation and More

Our Counseling program has been accredited since 1994. CACREP Accreditation provides recognition that the content and quality of Barry’s Counseling programs have been evaluated and meet standards set by the profession. This prestigious distinction means:

  • Our programs have been evaluated and meet or exceed national standards
  • The focus of our programs are on professional counseling
  • Our graduates have met prerequisites for credentialing and are ready for entry into professional practice
  • Our graduates have a competitive advantage when seeking field placements and professional employment in today's job market

In addition, Barry has an active chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, the international honor society in Counseling, Chi Sigma Iota - Beta Upsilon. It has received multiple awards since 1999 for its outstanding newsletter and as an outstanding chapter. You can also get involved in the Barry University Counseling and School Psychology Association (BUCSPA), a student-run organization providing students and alumni the opportunity to network at professional development and social events.

Your Passion For Learning And Helping Others Leads You Here.

We are an inclusive academic community fostered through collaboration, scholarly and critical analysis, and respect. 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.

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

Please inquire about scholarships, graduate assistantships, and financial aid by
Scheduling a 1:1 Virtual Meeting.