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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

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

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.

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

Fieldwork Requirements

600 Hours of On-Site Supervised Field Experience

Program Curriculum

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



Program Contact
Dr. Eric C. Chen

M.S.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling Program Data

Program Data 2018-2019
Number of Applicants 110
Number of Acceptances 89
% Accepted 81%
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%

M.S.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling Outcomes

Outcome 2018-2019
Provisionally Licensed (Limited Permit to Practice) 80%
Licensed (takes 2-3 years for permanent license) 0%