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Counseling for Mental Health is an online and on-campus program. NYU is authorized pursuant to SARA to enroll students in online programs in the SARA states and territories. For further details regarding NYU's SARA membership please visit the NYU State Authorization website. SARA requires universities to disclose to applicants and students whether programs that lead to professional licensure meet the educational requirements for licensure in the student’s state.   

Note, state regulations change frequently, and the information posted here may have changed at the time of your specific application to or enrollment in our program of study. Please check with Alyssa Nittolo or Erika Jackson if you have specific questions about whether our program meets licensure requirements in a specific state.

Please see the table below for license eligibility by state. In addition to what is listed below, most states require that candidates pass the National Counseling Exam (NCE), the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) or CRCC.

 

State State License Contact Info Meets the Academic Requirements for State Licensure? Additional Information
Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling Yes  
Alaska Board of Professional Counselors Yes  
Arizona Arizona Department of Education Yes  
Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling & MFT

Online: No
Residential: Yes with certain specifications

Other Curriculum Requirements:
Arkansas requires a psychopharmacology course. The residential program can work with the candidate to take MSWEL-GE 3005 Psychopharmacology as an elective without extra cost or time.
Other Licensure Requirements:
Arkansas requires that classes be completed in a residential setting. Online students cannot meet this requirement. At this time, NYU is not recruiting students from Arkansas for the online program.
California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Online: No
Residential: Yes with certain specifications

Other Curriculum Requirements:
California requires a psychopharmacology course. The residential program can work with the candidate to take MSWEL-GE 3005 Psychopharmacology as an elective without extra cost or time. This course is not available in an online format.
Colorado State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners Yes Other Licensure Requirements:
Candidates must obtain a content equivalency evaluation and report from the Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc. (CCE). Additional cost for this may be required.
Connecticut Department of Public Health Yes  
Delaware Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals Yes  
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling No Other Curriculum Requirements:
Applicants must complete a Counseling in Community Settings course and a human sexuality course, neither of which we offer at NYU. Florida requires CACREP programmatic accreditation for licensure. NYU is not accredited by CACREP.
Georgia Board of Prof. Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists Yes  
Hawaii Dept. of Commerce and Consumer Affairs - Professional and Vocational Licensing Yes with certain specifications Other Curriculum Requirements:
Hawaii requires 300 hours of supervised client contact. NYU requires 280 hours, but we can work with the candidate to get the additional hours.
Idaho Board Of Professional Counselor And Marriage And Family Therapists Yes with certain specifications Other Curriculum Requirements:
Idaho requires at least 1000 hours of supervised clinical experience. NYU only offers 700 hours, but we can work with the candidate to get the additional hours.
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Yes with certain specifications Other Curriculum Requirements:
Illinois requires a susbtance abuse course (APSY-GE 2691: Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment) and a family dynamics course (APSY-GE 2684 Marriage and Family). These can be taken as electives without further time or cost.
Indiana Behavioral Health And Human Services Licensing Board No

Other Curriculum Requirements:

Applicant must complete a 100 hour practicum; a 600 hour internship and a 300 hour advanced internship. NYU does not offer an advanced internship.

Iowa Board of Behavioral Science Yes Other Licensure Requirements:
Candidates must obtain a content equivalency evaluation and report from the Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc. (CCE). Additional cost for this may be required.
Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board No

Other Licensure Requirements:
Kansas requires CACREP programmatic accreditation for licensure. NYU is not accredited by CACREP.

Kentucky Board of Professional Counselors No

Other Licensure Requirements:
Kentucky requires CACREP programmatic accreditation for licensure. NYU is not accredited by CACREP.

Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners Yes  
Maine Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure Yes  
Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists Yes with certain specifications Additional Curricular Requirements:
Maryland requires courses in alchohol and drugs (APSY-GE 2691: Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment) and in psychotherapy and treatment of mental and emotional disorders (APSY-GE 2025: Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Theory and Application). These can be taken as electives without further time or cost.
Additional Licensure Requirements:
Candidates must pass the Maryland law exam.
Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Professions Yes with certain specifications Additional Curricular Requirements:
Massachusetts requires specific amounts of group and individual supervision hours. NYU can work with the student to track these hours.
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Yes Additional Licensure Requirements:
Michigan requires applicants for licensure to complete training in identifying victims of human trafficking. Students may satisfy this requirement by taking the elective course APSY-GE 2500 – Trauma: Theoretical and Clinical Perspectives or through a teleconference or webinar, online presentation, live presentation, or printed or electronic media prior to applying for licensure.
Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy Yes Additional Curricular Requirements:
Minnesota requires a course in marriage and/or family counseling therapy (APSY-GE 2684: Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling). This can be taken as an elective without further time or cost.
Mississippi Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors Yes with certain specifications Additional Curricular Requirements:
Mississippi requires a course in marriage and/or family cousneling therapy (APSY-GE 2684: Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling). This can be taken as an elective without further time or cost.
Missouri Committee for Professional Counselors No Other Licensure Requirements:
Missouri requires CACREP programmatic accreditation for licensure. NYU is not accredited by CACREP.
Montana Board of Behavioral Health Yes  
Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services Yes with certain specifications Additonal Curriculum Requirements:
Nebraska requires 300 hours of supervised client contact. NYU requires 280 hours, but we can work with the candidate to get the additional hours.
Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists & Clinical Professional Counselors No Other Licensure Requirements:
Nevada requires CACREP programmatic accreditation for licensure. NYU is not accredited by CACREP.
New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice Yes  
New Jersey Professional Counselor Examiners Committee Yes  
New Mexico New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board Yes  
New York New York State Education Department - Office of the Professions Yes None.
North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors No Other Licensure Requirements:
North Carolina requires CACREP programmatic accreditation for licensure. NYU is not accredited by CACREP.
North Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners Yes  
Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Yes Additional Curricular Requirements:
Ohio requires separate courses in the evaluation, diagnosis, methods of intervention and prevention, and treatment of mental and emotional disorders. NYU does not offer these separate courses as part of our curriculum. Students must take these courses after graduation.
Oklahoma State Board of Behavioral Health Yes with certain specifications Additional Curricular Requirements:
Oklahoma requires two courses, which can be taken as elective without further time or cost. Courses that meet these requirements include APSY-GE 2691: Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment; APSY-GE 2684: Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling; and APSY-GE 2683: Grief and Bereavement Counseling (only available residentially).
Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists Yes  
Pennsylvania State Board Of Social Workers, Marriage And Family Therapists And Professional Counselors Yes  
Rhode Island Department of Health - Marriage, Family and Mental Health Therapy No Additional Curriculur Requirements:
Rhode Island requires 12 credits of practicum. NYU only offers 9 credits.
South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors and Psycho-Educational Specialists No Additional Curricular Requirements:
NYU does not offer a diagnostics of psychopathology course, which South Carolina requires.
South Dakota Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners Yes  
Tennessee Board for Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital and Family Therapists and Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapists No Additional Curricular Requirements:
NYU does not offer a separate Use of The DSM course.
Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors No Additional Curricular Requirements:
NYU does not offer a separate Use of The DSM course.
Utah Dept. of Commerce - Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing No Additional Curricular Requirements:
UTAH requires CACREP or CHEA programmatic accreditation for licensure. NYU is not accredited by CACREP or CHEA.

 
Vermont Board of Allied Mental Health Yes with certain specifications

Additional Curricular Requirements:
Vermont requires two courses, which can be taken as electives without further time or cost. Courses that meet these requirements are APSY-GE 2691: Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment and APSY-GE 2684: Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling.

Virginia Board of Counseling Yes with certain specifications Additional Curricular Requirements:
Virginia requires two courses, which can be taken as electives without further time or cost. Courses that meet these requirements are APSY-GE 2691: Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment and APSY-GE 2684: Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling.
Washington Department of Health Yes  
West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling Yes with certain specifications Additional Curricular Requirements:
West Virginia requires two courses, which can be taken as electives without further time or cost. Courses that meet these requirements are APSY-GE 2691: Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment and APSY-GE 2684: Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling.
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services No Wisconsin requires a course in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Diagnosis and Treatment Planning. NYU does not offer this course.
Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board Yes   
U.S. Territories:
American Samoa   No  
District of Columbia Board of Professional Counseling Yes with certain specifications Additional Curricular Requirements:
District of Columbia requires a course (APSY-GE 2684: Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling) which can be taken as an elective without further time or cost.
Guam Guam Board of Allied Health Examiners No  
Northern Mariana Islands CNMI Board of Professional Licensing and the Health Care Professions Licensing Board No  
Puerto Rico Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors No  
U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs No