Our 60-credit MS program lays the groundwork for aspiring mental health counselors to begin work in a highly competitive and rewarding field in service of patients and clients in need of help.
Mental health counselors provide sensitive and structured support to clients in areas such as substance abuse counseling, career counseling, marriage counseling and family counseling. An MHC degree will get you started.
Our curriculum combines an intensive clinical internship and a variety of courses to best prepare you for licensure and fulfilling careers working with diverse populations. And the coursework in our program includes the educational requirements needed to apply for the CASAC-Trainee certificate. Taught by clinically active faculty, you'll benefit from their experience as well as their expertise.
In a supportive environment that's centered around your success as a student and as a professional, we're focused on developing your skills as an ethical and competent clinician. You'll be adept in the clinical assessment of problems and the implementation of successful, evidence-based interventions that encourages the well-being of the clients you serve.
We're invested in promoting the Mental Health Counseling profession within the State of New York and nationally. You'll receive instruction and guidance from professionals currently working within the mental health counseling and related fields and who can support you in preparing for future licensing needs.
Courses are offered on weekday evenings and during the day on Sundays, to accommodate working professionals. You can complete the program in two years, including summers, in the full-time accelerated track, or part time, including summers, in three years.