Online Counseling Degrees

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Gain the Skills Needed to Find a Career in Counseling

With an online psychology, human services, or counseling degree from Rivier University, you can achieve your educational and professional goals and make a difference in your community. Rivier makes it easy to accomplish your goals with a seamless path for psychology and human services students interested in pursing a career in counseling to continue their education with Rivier and earn the credentials needed to become a licensed counselor.

With our affordable and 100% online programs, you can gain the skills you need for career advancement at your pace.

Discover a Direct Pathway to Become a Licensed Counselor

Rivier’s Alumni Advantage Program makes it simple and easy to accomplish your career goals in counseling and become a licensed counselor by offering B.A. in Psychology graduates the opportunity for guaranteed early admission into one of the two graduate programs in counseling and an alumni scholarship that will cover the cost of your first graduate course, which students can take in the final semester of their senior year. You can remain on your educational journey at Rivier and continue to experience a curriculum that offers strong academic programming, individualized attention, faculty support, and a focus on active learning.

Accreditations and Awards

Rivier University is fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

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Gain a strong foundation of psychology and learn hands-on skills for career advancement in the field of psychology or human services. Specialized study topics include drugs and behaviors, counseling theories and practices, human sexuality, social psychology, and more.

  • Duration: 2-4 years
  • Total Credits: 120-121
  • Multiple Start Dates & Rolling Admissions
  • Optional Addiction Studies Track
  • Part of the Alumni Advantage Program

Prepare for a variety of careers in the mental health counseling industry with up-to-date coursework and expert instruction. Study topics such as basic human interaction, clinical counseling theories, group counseling, psychotherapy for children, addictive behaviors, and more.

  • Duration: 3 years
  • Total Credits: 63
  • Multiple Start Dates & Rolling Admissions

Learn to use intervention strategies and support students with social, emotional and educational challenges. Study topics such as clinical counseling, basic human interaction, collaboration and innovation, group counseling, and more.

  • Duration: 3 years
  • Total Credits: 57
  • Multiple Start Dates & Rolling Admissions

The Rivier Advantage

Affordable Earn a competitive degree at a competitive price.

Personal Small class sizes and real-world experience provide students the skills they need for success.

Flexible Start when you want with rolling admission and terms beginning every seven weeks.

Dynamic Obtain a quality education from a university with more than 90 years of experience educating students.

Strategic Partners Program

With Rivier’s Strategic Partners Program, we can provide innovative and relevant degree programs for professionals to advance their knowledge and careers. And as a bonus, employees of Rivier’s partners are eligible for tuition discounts.

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About Rivier University

Rivier University is a Catholic institution that welcomes students from all backgrounds and provides a transformative and supportive educational experience. Throughout our history, we have been dedicated to providing a learning environment that educates the whole person — mind, body, and spirit. Our graduates excel professionally, academically, and in service to their communities.