Earn Your Online Master’s in Mental Health Counseling
Designed for aspiring mental health counselors who live across the United States, Counseling@NYU is the online master of arts in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness program from NYU Steinhardt. This program (full or part time) is taught by distinguished NYU faculty and prepares students to pursue licensure and employment as a clinical mental health counselor. GRE scores not required.Request Info
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An Online Curriculum for Aspiring Mental Health Counselors
The Counseling@NYU curriculum equips you with the necessary skills to help people from all backgrounds through:
- 60 graduate-level credit hours of live, online classes
- Interactive simulations in counseling lab
- A 100-hour practicum in a mental health setting, including 40 hours of direct practice
- A 600-hour internship at an NYU-approved clinical location, including 240 hours of direct practice
- A three-day on-campus immersion in New York City (circumstances permitting)
You will have the opportunity to customize your learning with electives that fit your interests. Available elective topics include substance-related disorders, marriage and family counseling, adolescent sexual decision-making, responses to trauma, and immigrant-origin youth.
Learn more about the curriculum and view sample course sequences.
The Online Master’s in Mental Health Counseling Experience
You will attend weekly live courses with streamed video and audio. Classes are intentionally kept small and feature capabilities for breakout sessions and face-to-face interaction. Because our curriculum is designed to optimize online learning and maximize collaboration, you’ll be able to connect seamlessly with professors and peers across the country. As a Counseling@NYU student, you will have the opportunity to:
- Explore and synthesize content through a multicultural lens prior to practicum and internship experiences.
- Receive one-on-one attention from your professors during faculty office hours.
- Access faculty-designed, asynchronous content 24/7.
- Reference course work, class materials, and your dashboard on a mobile app.
- Use your dashboard for one-click access to upcoming assignments, grades, contacts, and more.
What Can I Do with an Online Master’s in Mental Health Counseling?
The online master’s in mental health counseling prepares you to pursue licensure as a counselor who helps clients of all ages navigate mental health challenges, such as anxiety, grief, post-traumatic stress disorder, relationships, job transitions, and more.
As a graduate of the online program, you will be uniquely prepared to:
- Assess individuals and groups with attention to gender, race and ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, and ability/disability.
- Apply a variety of counseling skills, such as case conceptualization, practice, and advocacy.
- Form helpful counseling relationships and demonstrate a commitment to the growth and development of your clients.
- Work in a variety of settings, including outpatient care centers, family service centers, hospitals, community agencies, and private practices.
New York University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The online master of arts in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness program is accredited by the Master’s in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) under the Master’s in Counseling Accreditation Committee standards. Learn more about MPCAC accreditation.
Counseling@NYU is registered by New York state as a license-qualifying program in mental health counseling. Students in the online master’s in mental health counseling program may be eligible for licensure in states outside New York; however, requirements vary from state to state. Most state licensing boards require a master’s degree, testing, and completion of post-master’s clinical hours.