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

In this dual degree, our combination of course work and clinical training will prepare you for a career as a licensed mental health professional. You’ll be ready to work in a broad spectrum of settings, with a focus on working with LGBT populations and the organizations that serve them. Graduates meet the academic requirements for New York State licensure.

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Degree Details

Official Degree Title

Master of Arts in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness and Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate in LGBT Health, Education, and Social Services

Professional Licensure or Certification
Format
Full-time or Part-time
Credits
66
Start Date
Fall
Application Deadline

The Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness degree is designed for aspiring mental health counselors who want to treat mental illness and help clients reach their potential. This dual-degree option enables you to prepare for your licensure as a mental health counselor while focusing on expanding your knowledge of the issues that affect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. 

This degree is registered by New York State as a licensure-qualifying program in mental health counseling. You’ll graduate ready to work in a broad range of settings including community agencies, college counseling centers, HIV and AIDS outreach programs, and private practice.

Students who pursue the advanced certificate in LGBT Health, Education, and Social Sciences may count 6 credits from the curriculum toward the elective component of their Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness MA.

The MA in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness is accredited by the Master's in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) for the period of January 2015 through January 2025. Learn more about our MPCAC accreditation.

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