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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 60-credit Mental Health Counseling program is accredited by the Master's in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC).

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

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Program Contact
Dr. Joseph G. Ponterotto