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February 1

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Degree: M.S.E.
Credits: 60
Career Path: Program graduates will be eligible for employment in mental health clinics, community mental health centers, hospitals, non-profit counseling agencies, college and university counseling centers, corporate mental health services (e.g., employee assistance programs, personnel departments, mental health support units), and are eligible to open independent private practices after licensure.

Start Semester: Fall
Campus: Lincoln Center
Full-time/Part-time: Both

The program has a practitioner-scientist orientation and includes a strong multicultural counseling emphasis. The program can be completed full-time in two years (with summers) or part-time in three years (with summers).

Graduates of the program are eligible for New York State License as a Mental Health Counselor once they pass the licensing exam and accrue 3,000 hours of post-master’s supervised mental health counseling experience. Program graduates will be eligible for employment in mental health clinics, community mental health centers, hospitals, non-profit counseling agencies, college and university counseling centers, corporate mental health services (e.g., employee assistance programs, personnel departments, mental health support units), and are eligible to open independent private practices after licensure.

Admissions Information

Application Deadline:
  • February 1
Successful applicants often have high undergraduate grade point averages (3.3 or above on a 4.0 scale), work or volunteer experience in counseling or related fields, strong concurrent interests in both counseling practice and research, excellent letters of recommendation, and a strong commitment to social justice and to serving urban and multicultural populations.

Visit the Admissions section for general Admissions information, as well as application and financial aid information.

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Program Curriculum

Year 1:
Summer Session 2 Fall Spring Year 2:
Fall Spring Summer I *Can be taken in any order depending on what semester(s) courses are offered—Not part of a module. (Module: Two Courses that must be taken together with the same professor (except for PSGE 6650 and PSGE 6651).

Fieldwork Requirements

600 Hours of On-Site Supervised Field Experience

Graduates of the program are eligible for New York State License as a Mental Health Counselor once they pass the licensing exam and accrue 3,000 hours of post-master’s supervised mental health counseling experience.

Find more information on New York State’s Mental Health License requirements at www.op.nysed.gov/.

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