NY State Program Code: 28920 HEGIS Code: 2104.10 CIP Code: 51.1508
The Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling is a 60-credit graduate training program designed to prepare students to be entry-level mental health counselors in a variety of settings including schools, community agencies, hospitals, and clinics. The program is designed for full-time study and has a strong clinical focus. It adheres to the standards for state and national accrediting groups. Students complete a 100 hour practicum and 900 hour internship allowing them to develop clinical skill-sets, while applying what they learned in academic courses. Students must also pass an exit exam (CPCE) that compares their knowledge in pertinent content areas to national norms. After graduating from the Mental Health Counseling program, students are required by the state to complete 3,000 post-graduate supervised hours and pass a state licensing exam in order to be granted a New York State License in Mental Health Counseling.