GSE Mental Health Counseling
Mental Health Counseling (M.S.Ed.)
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
The program has a reflective practitioner orientation and includes a strong multicultural counseling emphasis. It can be completed full-time in two years (with summers) or part-time in three years (with summers).
Graduates of the program are eligible to obtain a 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.
The M.S.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling is accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) for the period of January 2015 through January 2025.
Application Deadline: February 1
There are 600 hours of on-site supervised field experience required. This 600-hr. internship can only start in the fall semester.
Program Curriculum and Sequence
Sample Course Sequence *
Foundations of Professional Counseling and Consultation
Clinical Instructional Counseling Process
Human Development --> only offered once a year in the fall semester
Assessment in Counseling --> only offered once a year in the fall semester
Pre-Practicum in Groups
Multicultural Counseling --> offered in the fall and summer (first summer session)
Practicum in Career Counseling
Theories of Family Counseling and Assessment
Research Methods in Counseling (online self-paced)
Counseling Theory and Practice
Pre-Practicum in Applications of Counseling Theory to Practice
Ethics and Professional Issues in Counseling
Field Experience I in Mental Health Counseling (Requires 300 hours on internship)
Trauma & Interpersonal Neurobiology
Field Experience II in Mental Health Counseling (Requires 300 hours on internship - students may be supervised by doctoral students)
Advanced Assessment and Appraisal in Counseling
Counseling Program Development and Evaluation
Child Abuse Reporting Workshop
Total 20 courses = 60 credits
*Be sure to check each course’s delivery mode.
Eric C. Chen, Ph.D.
|Program Data and Outcomes||2019-2020|
|Applications received to matriculate in academic year (AY) 2019-2020||198|
|Of those applications, number of students admitted||174|
|Of those admitted, number newly enrolled in 2019-2020||32|
|Of those who were newly enrolled in AY 2019-2020, number who continued this fall (fall 2020) into year two (first-year retention rate)||32|
|Total number of students enrolled in the program during AY 2019-2020||66|
|Number of students who graduated in AY 2019-2020||23|
|Number of full-time students who started the program and graduated within the expected time frame (two or three years, depending on your program length). This would NOT include part-time students who graduated in AY 2019-2020||23|
|Percent of students who enrolled in the program in fall 2015 (AY 2015-2016) who graduated from the program (5-year graduation rate)||100%|
|Percent of those who graduated in the years 2016 to 2018 who became fully licensed and/or credentialed (as mental health counselors, professional counselors, BCBA, substance abuse counselors, or other similar titles)||47%|
|Percentage of courses taught by adjunct or part-time faculty over the 2019-2020 AY||45%|