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Waynesburg U.'s online counseling program ranked as a top program

Olivia Sanvicente Jan 30, 2024

Waynesburg University’s Master of Arts (M.A.) in Counseling program ranked as one of the Best Online Master’s in Counseling Programs of 2024 by BestColleges.  

The University’s M.A. in Counseling was ranked among ten online programs recommended by BestColleges for mental health professionals looking for more opportunities or those with a bachelor’s degree looking for a meaningful career change.  

“We are extremely pleased to receive this distinction,” Dr. Devon Bowser, dean of graduate and professional studies and director of graduate counseling programs said. "Waynesburg University is dedicated to offering graduate counseling programs that meet the evolving needs of the counseling profession. Students in our Master of Arts in Counseling program benefit from innovative and student-centered learning led by faculty with strong clinical experience. Our program strives to provide hands-on, rigorous education that is accessible and affordable for a diverse student body."   

BestColleges’ method for ranking incorporates affordability, student outcomes, flexibility/accessibility, ease of admissions, reputation, and student diversity into their ranking system based on their College Choice and Admission Survey. Data is collected from the National Center of Education Statistics and the College Scorecard. 

Waynesburg University’s M.A. in Counseling is a 60-credit program accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) of the American Counseling Association (ACA). The program is offered 100% online, in a traditional classroom, or in a hybrid setting, and can be completed in less than two years. Students can concentrate on two areas of study: clinical mental health counseling or addictions counseling. Students can also specialize in Christian and spiritual counseling. 

Consistently ranked a best value school, Waynesburg University’s Strategy for the 21st Century affirms its commitment to developing an entrepreneurial mindset and ethical leadership skills for all students. Rooted in its mission of faith, learning and service, the private, Christian university is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with an additional site for graduate and professional programs in Southpointe. 

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For more information about this ranking, visit the BestColleges article linked below. 

Online M.A. in Counseling at Waynesburg University

Learn more about Waynesburg University's M.A. in Counseling at the link below.