Online Program

Master of Arts in Counseling: Mental Health Counseling


America needs qualified Mental Health Counselors, and enrolling in Truman’s Master of Arts in Counseling will put you on a path toward meeting this significant unmet need.

According to data supplied by Burning Glass Technologies, as of September 7, 2020, the anticipated 10-year job growth in the field of Mental Health Counseling is 13.71% – more than three times the expected rate of growth for the national labor market.  In Missouri and its surrounding states, the anticipated rate of growth is 14.58%.

While the job prospects for licensed counselors are great, the true satisfaction that comes from working in this field is the knowledge that you are impacting lives in a truly meaningful way.  As a counselor, you are on the front line in addressing the needs of people in the greatest need of emotional and psychological aid.  You will help them work through important life decisions, adopt positive habits, and navigate personal challenges.  Building a rapport with clients, you will experience the joy of seeing people transition from a place of trouble and distress to a place of relative clarity and new-found positivity.  While not all problems are easily overcome for those you will serve, you will end each day knowing you helped people move their life forward.

Truman’s Mental Health Counseling program applies the best practices in counselor education and online learning while not sacrificing the crucial personal interactions and clinical training that is central to a successful counseling career.