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Mental Health Counseling

Mental Health Counseling (MSEd)

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Degree: MSE
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

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 at www.op.nysed.gov/.

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.

Admissions Information

Application Deadline: February 1

Browse the Admissions section for more about the application and financial aid processes.

Fieldwork Requirements

600 Hours of On-Site Supervised Field Experience

Program Curriculum and Sequence 

Browse course schedules and descriptions and review a list of courses.

Students can complete the program in two-three years as long as you take at least six credits each fall, spring and summer. 

SAMPLE COURSE SEQUENCE*

Summer

Foundations of Professional Counseling and Consultation
Clinical Instructional Counseling Process

Fall

Human Development -->only offered once a year in the fall semester
Assessment in Counseling -->only offered once a year in the fall semester
Group Counseling
Pre-Practicum in Groups
Multicultural Counseling -->offered in the fall and summer (first summer session)

Spring
Career Counseling
Practicum in Career Counseling
Theories of Family Counseling and Assessment
Research Methods in Counseling (online self-paced)

Summer
Counseling Theory and Practice 
Pre-Practicum in Applications of Counseling Theory to Practice

Fall
Ethics and Professional Issues in Counseling
Field Experience I in Mental Health Counseling (Requires 300 hours on internship)
Trauma & Interpersonal Neurobiology
General Psychopathology

Spring
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
Masters Comps 

Total 20 courses = 60 credits

 *Be sure to check each course’s delivery mode.  

Contact

Admissions
gse_admiss@fordham.edu

Program Contact
Dr. Eric C. Chen

M.S.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling Program Data and Outcomes
            MPCAC, www.mpcacaccreditation.org

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 the AY 2019-2020 66
Number of students who graduated in the 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 the 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%