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Regent’s Graduate Level Counseling Programs Hailed as the Best in the Nation for 2023

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Oct. 10, 2023) – Regent University is leading the pack with three new “best of” rankings from, an online tool that provides aspiring students insight to prepare for a career in counseling or psychology.

These national premier rankings include the following:

#1 Ranked Doctorate Degree in Counseling and Psychological Studies Program – 2023:

Best Ph.D. and PsyD Degrees in Counseling Psychology

#1 Ranked Online Master’s Degree in Psychology – Marriage & Family Concentration – 2023: Best Online Master’s Degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy

#2 Ranked Online Master’s Degree in Psychology – Industrial Organizational Concentration – 2023: Best Online Master’s Degrees in Industrial Organizational Psychology

“We are overjoyed that so many of our programs are being recognized nationally for their commitment to excellence, innovation, and integrity,” said Dr. Anna Ord, Dean of College of Health & Behavioral Sciences. “The fields of counseling and psychology have a tremendous impact on the wellness of society. Offering our students superior academics and guidance is the faculty’s way of equipping them to lead communities across the country into a healthier future.”

These new distinctions come on the heels of last months’ recognition from for clinching the #1 spot on the 2023 Best Online Master’s Degree in Addiction Counseling Programs list for its M.S. in Psychology – Addictions degree.

Here are a few of the reasons why Regent’s College of Health & Behavioral Sciences is regarded as a leader in shaping the future of mental healthcare: 

  • Flexible 8- and 15-week psychology, counseling, and healthcare course options, online and on campus
  • High-quality programs to help you launch your career or upgrade your credentials
  • Faith-based approach
  • Transfer-friendly credit hours for many degree programs
  • Financial aid available
  • Top military-friendly school
  • Specialized accreditations: CCNE, CACREP, APA
  • Among the first universities to deliver unified interdisciplinary degree programs through a College of Health & Behavioral Sciences

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About Regent University

Founded in 1977, Regent University is America’s premier Christian university, with more than 13,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in more than 150 areas of study including business, communication and the arts, counseling, cybersecurity, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare, and psychology. Regent University has been ranked the #1 Best Accredited Online College in the United States (, 2020), the #1 Safest College Campus in Virginia (YourLocalSecurity, 2021), and the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Program in Virginia for 11 years in a row (U.S. News & World Report, 2023).