Walsh's Graduate Counseling Program Named One of the Most Affordable in the Midwest


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Walsh University’s Counseling and Human Development Graduate Program has been recognized nationally as one of the Top 25 Most Affordable, Accredited Graduate Degree Programs in the Midwest for 2014 by the rating site Best Counseling Degrees.  Best Counseling Degrees is considered the premier online resource in sharing expert information about the top counseling degrees for students to achieve professional goals in helping people overcome a wide range of problems. The entire Top 25 list can be found at

The survey's authors specifically cite Walsh’s accelerated programming, stating the following: "Walsh University is a Catholic University offering CACREP accredited Master of Arts degrees in Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling specializations. A unique feature of this program is that it includes several courses that are available in an accelerated 8 week format to give students the opportunity to complete their degree at an increased pace. Additionally graduate students enrolled in the Counseling and Human Development programs are eligible to apply for a premier tuition discount of 25%."

The Walsh counseling graduate program, leading to Master of Arts in Counseling and Human Development (CHD), is committed to developing conscientious, professionally skilled counselors who are responsive to the needs and individual differences of all people. Academic programming is led by seasoned educators and active practitioners, offering students focused clinical education and experiential training with a case-oriented learning approach.

"We are proud to offer a high-quality academic program that is also affordable," said Dr. Linda Barclay, Program Director and Professor of Counseling and Human Development. "Many of our students qualify for the premier 25 percent discount, which makes us even more affordable for students interested in pursuing their master’s degree in counseling. I am proud of our hard-working faculty members and dedicated students who flourish under the individualized attention they receive through specialized classroom instruction, our on-campus full service Father Matthew Herttna Counseling Center, a strong peer mentoring program, and experiential global learning opportunities."  

A Walsh master's degree currently is available in Counseling and Human Development with a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Specialization, School Counseling Specialization or Student Affairs in Higher Education. 

This list of the most affordable graduate programs in the Midwest, offering a masters and/or a doctorate degree in psychology and/or counseling, was created considering the following points. Over 100 schools in the Midwest met the listed criteria.

For more information about Walsh’s Counseling and Human Development graduate program, visit or contact Dr. Linda Barclay, at or 330.490.7264.