MA in Counseling and Guidance: School and Bilingual School Counseling, Pre-K-12, On-Campus Program

MA, Counseling and Guidance: School and Bilingual School Counseling/Post-Master's Advanced Certificate in LGBT Health, Education, and Social Services

A Dual-Degree Program

Students who pursue the Post-Master's Advanced Certificate in LGBT Health, Education, and Social Sciences may count 6 credits from the curriculum towards the elective component of their Counseling and Guidance: School Counseling MA curriculum. The total amount of credits required for this dual degree – a master of arts in Counseling and Guidance and an advanced certificate in LGBT Health, Education, and Social Sciences – is 54 credits. 60 credits are required for students who pursue the bilingual school counseling concentration with this certificate.

Admissions Information and Requirements

New applicants to the Counseling and Guidance: School Counseling program will be able to designate their interest in enrolling in the certificate program when they apply to the MA program.

Matriculated Counseling and Guidance 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 Counseling and Guidance: School Counseling 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.

The dual degree is not available to students following the bilingual school counseling track. 

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

Sample of Courses for MA, Counseling and Guidance: School Counseling/Advanced Certificate, LGBT 
NEW STUDENTS  (for students who begin both programs at the same time)
Course # Course Title Credits

First Semester (15 points)

APSY-GE 2662 Foundations of Couns. for School Counseling 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 School Counseling 3.0
APSY-GE 2659

Individual Counseling: Practice II*

3.0
APSY-GE 2620 Group Dynamics: Theory and Practice 3.0
APSY-GE 2682 Cross-cultural Counseling 3.0
GPH-GU 2357 LGBT Health Disparities (LGBT) 3.0

Third Semester (12 points)

APSY-GE 2070 Research and Evaluation in Behavioral Sciences 3.0
APSY-GE 2663 Program Development and Evaluation 3.0
APSY-GE 2667 Internship in School Counseling 3.0
  Elective (LGBT)  3.0
TCHL-GE 2999 Drug and Alcohol Ed/Child Abuse ID/Violence Prev. 0.0
Fourth Semester (12 points)
APSY-GE 2135 Career Counseling 3.0
APSY-GE 2668

Internship in School Counseling

3.0
APSY-GE 2673 Interp. and Use of Tests in Counseling Child/Adol 3.0
  Elective (LGBT) 3.0
  CPC Exam 0.0
 Total Credits

 

54 

 *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 (12 points)

APSY-GE 2662 Foundations of Couns. for School Counseling 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
Second Semester (12 points)
APSY-GE 2650 Prof. Orient. & Eth. Issues in School Counseling 3.0
APSY-GE 2659

Individual Counseling: Practice II*

3.0
GPH-GU 2357 LGBT Health Disparities (LGBT) 3.0
  Elective (LGBT) 3.0
 Summer (6 points)    
APSY-GE 2620 Group Dynamics: Theory and Practice 3.0
APSY-GE 2682 Cross-cultural Counseling 3.0

Third Semester (12 points)

APSY-GE 2070 Research and Evaluation in Behavioral Sciences 3.0
APSY-GE 2663 Program Development and Evaluation 3.0
APSY-GE 2634 Internship in School Counseling 3.0
APSY-GE 2895 Counseling Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth (LGBT)  3.0
TCHL-GE 2999 Drug and Alcohol Ed/Child Abuse ID/Violence Prev. 0.0
Fourth Semester (12 points)
APSY-GE 2635 Career Counseling 3.0
APSY-GE 2668

Internship in School Counseling

3.0
APSY-GE 2673 Interp. and Use of Tests in Counseling Child/Adol 3.0
  Elective (LGBT) 3.0
  CPC Exam 0.0
 Total Credits

 

54 

 

*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.