Mental Health Counseling
Mental Health Counseling (MSEd)
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 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.
Application Deadline: February 1
General Teacher Education Program Admissions Requirements
- 3.0 GPA
- Online application
- Official transcript(s)
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
- Personal statement
- Two letters of recommendation
600 Hours of On-Site Supervised Field Experience
Dr. Joseph G. Ponterotto
|Number of Applicants||110|
|Number of Acceptances||89|
|Number of Enrollees||26|
|% Enrolled||29% of Accepted Students|
|Number of Total Students||66|
|Graduates (Aug/Dec/May 2019)||28|
|Number of Faculty||8|
|Faculty-to-Student Ratio||1-12 includes SC Students|
|Courses Taught by Adjuncts||45%|
|Provisionally Licensed (Limited Permit to Practice)||80%|
|Licensed (takes 2-3 years for permanent license)||0%|