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School Counseling


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Degree: Master of Science in Education (MSE)
Credits: 60
Career Path: Prepares graduates for work in a variety of school settings, including public, parochial and private elementary, middle, and high schools.

Start Semester: Summer, Fall, and Spring
Campus: Lincoln Center

The program emphasizes knowledge basic to all school counseling settings, including competence in individual, group, and career counseling, program development and evaluation and assessment.

Sensitivity to gender and cultural differences and similarities is fostered, ethical decision making skills are developed and social justice is a priority.

Our ideal student is committed to facilitating the healthy academic, social and emotional development of all young persons.

The student enjoys the collaborative nature of working in a school environment and is comfortable working with culturally diverse groups of students, parents, administrators, and teachers.

Furthermore, the student is dedicated to advocating for all students and is especially sensitive to issues of justice and equity.

The 60-credit School Counseling program is accredited by the Master's in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) for the period 2015 through 2020.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: June 30
  • Spring: November 15
  • Summer: April 15

Read more about the admissions process.

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
  • GRE or MAT exam scores 

Admissions Requirements

  • 100-Hour Social Justice Practicum
  • 600 Hours of On-Site Supervised Field Experience 

Program Curriculum

Browse course schedules and descriptions and review a list of courses



Program Contact
Dr. Jennie Park-Taylor

New Student Orientation

Monday, August 26, 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Lowenstein Building | 12th Floor Lounge 113 W 60th St New York, NY 10023-7414