Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness

MA, Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness/Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate, LGBT Health, Education, and Social Services

A Dual-Degree Program

Students who pursue the Advanced Certificate in LGBT Health, Education, and Social Sciences may count 6 credits from the curriculum towards the elective component of their Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness (CMHW) curriculum. The total amount of credits required for this dual-degree – a master of arts in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness and an advanced certificate in LGBT Health, Education, and Social Sciences – is 66 credits.

Admissions Information and Requirements

New applicants to the CMHW program will be able to designate their interest in enrolling in the certificate program when they apply to the MA program.

Matriculated CMHW students are eligible to apply to the advanced certificate as internal transfers (Spring deadline: November 1; Fall deadline: March 1).

To apply as an internal transfer, you must:

  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in CMHW coursework
  • Submit a statement of interest no longer than 1200 words

Admission decisions will be made no later than December 15 and April 15 in order to allow students ample time to plan for and register for courses. After each admissions cycle, the names of those admitted to the certificate will be communicated to the appropriate staff at NYU Steinhardt.

See more information on admissions requirements and how to apply for this dual-degree program

Sample of Courses for MA, CMHW/Advanced Certificate, LGBT
NEW STUDENTS SAMPLE (for students who begin both programs at the same time)
Course # Course Title Credits

First Semester (15 points)

APSY-GE 2661 Foundations of Couns. for MH&W* 3.0
APSY-GE 2657 Individual Counseling: Theory and Process* 3.0
APSY-GE 2658

Individual Counseling: Practice I*

3.0

APSY-GE 2138 Human Growth and Development*  3.0
APSY-GE 2895 Counseling Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth (LGBT) 3.0
Second Semester (15 points)
APSY-GE 2650 Prof. Orient. & Eth. Issues in MH&W* 3.0
APSY-GE 2659

Individual Counseling: Practice II*

3.0
APSY-GE 2038 Abnormal Psychology 3.0
 APSY-GE 2070 Research and Evaluation in Behavioral Sciences 3.0
GPH-GU 2357 LGBT Health Disparities (LGBT) 3.0
  Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse Workshop 0

Summer Semester (9 points)

APSY-GE 2620 Group Dynamics: Theory and Practice* 3.0
APSY-GE 2682 Cross-cultural Counseling 3.0
  Special Population Course 3.0
Third Semester (12 points)
APSY-GE 2634 Dynamics of Vocational Development 3.0
APSY-GE 2655

Internship in Counseling for MH&W I

3.0
APSY-GE 2672 Interp. and Use of Tests in Counseling Adults 3.0
  Elective (LGBT) 3.0
Fourth Semester (15 points)
APSY-GE 2663  Program Development and Evaluation 3.0
APSY-GE 2656

Internship in Counseling for MH&W II

3.0
  Elective (LGBT) 3.0
  Applied Content Area: 3.0
  Applied Content Area (taken as WINTER course)

 

3.0
  CPC Exam 0.0
 Total Credits

 

66

 *Indicates successful course completion required prior to internship.

Foundational Courses are to be taken first, in conjunction with intermediate courses, followed
by advanced courses. Other requirements may be taken as they fit into student programs.

For part-time students, the sequencing of courses remains the same. Part-time students need
to pay special attention to pre- and co-requisites in planning their programs.


MATRICULATED STUDENTS  (for students who begin the program after their first semester)
Course # Course Title Credits

First Semester (15 points)

APSY-GE 2661 Foundations of Couns. for MH&W* 3.0
APSY-GE 2657 Individual Counseling: Theory and Process* 3.0
APSY-GE 2658

Individual Counseling: Practice I*

3.0

APSY-GE 2138 Human Growth and Development*  3.0
APSY-GE 2620 Group Dynamics: Theory and Practice* 3.0
Second Semester (15 points)
APSY-GE 2650 Prof. Orient. & Eth. Issues in MH&W* 3.0
APSY-GE 2659

Individual Counseling: Practice II*

3.0
APSY-GE 2038 Abnormal Psychology 3.0
APSY-GE 2070 Research and Evaluation in Behavioral Sciences 3.0
GPH-GU 2357  LGBT Health Disparities (LGBT) 3.0
  Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse Workshop 0

Summer Semester (6 points)

  Elective 3.0
APSY-GE 2682 Cross-cultural Counseling 3.0
Third Semester (12 points)
APSY-GE 2634 Dynamics of Vocational Development 3.0
APSY-GE 2655

Internship in Counseling for MH&W I

3.0
APSY-GE 2672 Interp. and Use of Tests in Counseling Adults 3.0
APSY-GE 2895 Counseling Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth (LGBT) 3.0
Fourth Semester (15 points)
APSY-GE 2663  Program Development and Evaluation 3.0
APSY-GE 2656

Internship in Counseling for MH&W II

3.0
  Elective (LGBT) 3.0
  Elective (LGBT) 3.0
  CPC Exam 0.0

Summer Semester (6 points)

  Applied Content Area Elective 3.0
  Applied Content Area: 3.0
 Total Credits

 

66 

*Indicates successful course completion required prior to internship.

Foundational Courses are to be taken first, in conjunction with intermediate courses, followed
by advanced courses. Other requirements may be taken as they fit into student programs.

For part-time students, the sequencing of courses remains the same. Part-time students need to pay special attention to pre- and co-requisites in planning their programs.

 *Depending on scheduling, it may be possible to complete the dual degree program without taking summer courses; however, doing so will require significant planning and communication with your academic adviser.