Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness

Admission Requirements

The deadline for Admissions applications is January 15th (there is no Spring admission).

Applicants for the Master's Program in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness need to complete a Steinhardt School Application for Graduate Study, which includes:

  • a personal statement
  • a current resume/CV
  • one (1) official transcript requested from all colleges attended
  • two (2) letters of recommendation

For full details about the application please visit the Steinhardt Graduate Admissions.  

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* Please note that the GRE is not required for admission. 

Internal Transfer

Students who are interested in transferring into the Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness program from another program within the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development must submit a new personal statement, supplemental essay, and current resume to the Department of Applied Psychology MA Program Co-Directors by January 15. Internal transfer applicants must also arrange for their files to be sent to the Department by this deadline.  

Internal transfers are not guaranteed. Internal transfer applications will be reviewed by a selection committee appointed by the program co-directors. The criteria used by the selection committee will be similar to that used for admission of new students. Students will be notified of final decisions no later than March 31. If accepted, the student will complete the Internal Transfer Form, be assigned to a program faculty mentor, and complete a new MA Statement of Requirements to be submitted to Graduate Admissions.

Accepted transfer students from the Counseling and Guidance program will be required to complete all coursework for their new program except the Professional Orientation and Ethical Issues in Counseling courses, which may be transferred.

Transfer Credit

On recommendation of the advisor, credit for graduate course work completed at an accredited graduate institution prior to matriculation at NYU, not applied to another degree, and not more than ten years old, may be granted for up to 30 percent of the total number of credits required by the program. The number of courses accepted for transfer is determined by the program advisor. In all cases the 24-point residency requirement must be met with a minimum of 18 points taken on the Master's level.

Program Policies 
  • Ethical Standards PolicyStudents who matriculate in the Master’s Counseling Programs in the Department of Applied Psychology agree to follow the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics while in training.