Wake Forest University

Master of Arts in Counseling

The Counseling Graduate Program at Wake Forest University offers students online degrees in mental health, school, or human services counseling. This program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Students receive a Master of Arts in Counseling from their accredited programs through an online curriculum that mirrors the on-campus counterpart. Designed around working professionals who wish to further their education, Wake Forest University provides coursework in human development, social foundations, research, and professional orientation. During the eighth and ninth semesters, online students will complete their internship requirements.

Upon completion of the Master of Arts in Counseling degree program, mental health counseling students are eligible to sit for the National Certified Counselor exam. State to state requirements for licensure should be reviewed as these differ.

Program Information

School Name: Wake Forest University

Program Name: Master of Arts in Counseling

Program Length: Two to Three Years

Enrollment Type: Part-Time

Instruction Methods: Asynchronous

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Phone Number: (336) 758-5000

Program Requirements:

  • 60 Credits
  • 200-Hour Practicum
  • 600-Hour Internship


  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • School Counseling
  • Human Services

Admission Requirements:

  • Complete online application with $75 fee
  • Official transcripts verifying baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Undergraduate GPA greater than 2.5
  • GRE Scores
  • Three Letters of Recommendation

Application Deadlines: Rolling admissions

Wake Forest University’s program information was last updated in April of 2020. For more information, visit the university's website above.