Admission Requirements

We're accepting applications for Fall 2021. We encourage applications from those employed in counseling or a related field who are ready to advance their skills and careers.

The program is challenging, as is the process of gaining licensure, so expect to encounter numerous growth and learning opportunities! We are particularly interested in students who are interested in working with populations that have long been underserved and underrepresented.

Requirements for Admission to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program:

  1. Completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited academic institution
  2. A minimum undergraduate and graduate grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  3. A minimum of 12 semester hours of psychology courses or related social science courses AND a course in statistics
  4. Completed Application for Admission.
  5. Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts to be included unopened and sent in with your complete application packet
  6. An interview (individual or group) by faculty member(s). Each applicant will be asked to provide a brief spontaneous writing sample
  7. Two letters of reference from employers and/or professors. These letters should address the candidate’s ability to succeed in graduate school.
  8. A personal statement of the applicant’s goals and objectives, including reasons for choosing the field of Mental Health Counseling and for applying to Touro College
  9. Proof of immunization: MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)

A passing score on the GRE may be submitted in conjunction with an in-depth review of other supporting documents/qualifications for consideration in cases where a candidate is missing some of the academic requirements. Admission to the program is highly competitive and on a selective basis. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Ready to Apply?

We offer rolling admissions, and are now accepting for Fall 2021.

All Spring applicants to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master's program must have completed the Foundations in Clinical Mental Health Counseling course at the graduate level prior to the application deadline.  This course (MNHN 600) is offered at Touro College in the fall semester only. This course is not required for Fall applicants as it taken during the Fall semester. 

Every applicant must fill out the online application, which includes:

  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts mailed directly from the issuing institutions (must be mailed directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions, 320 West 31st Street, New York, NY 10001 or submitted electronically to:
  • Two recommendation letters from employers and/or professors
  • Personal statement of goals and objectives, including your reasons for choosing this field and Touro College
  • Proof of immunization

NOTE: all supporting documents (recommendation letters, resume, personal statement, unofficial transcripts, and immunization records) can be emailed to

Reach out to the admissions office with any questions.

Office of Admissions
320 West 31st Street, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (212) 463-0400 x 55119
Fax: (212) 627-3695