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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 licensure requirements 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:

U.S. State Licensure Information
State Does Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness meet the requirements for professional licensure in this state? State License Contact Info Additional Information
Alabama yes with certain specifications Board of Examiners in Counseling NCE is required for licensure.
Alaska Yes Board of Professional Counselors  
Arizona yes Board of Behavioral Health Examiners  
Arkansas No Board of Examiners in Counseling & MFT NCE is required for licensure. PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY is a required course for licensure. Classes must be completed in a Brick and Morter setting.
California yes with certain specifications Board of Behavioral Sciences Applicants must complete either a Law and Ethics course, or a California Law and Ethics course. PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY is a required course for licensure. Student must take course in another department or school.
Colorado yes State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners  
Connecticut yes Department of Public Health  
Delaware yes with certain specifications Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals Yes. NCE or NCMHCE is required for licensure.
Florida No Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling The equivalent of at least 1,000 hours of university-sponsored supervised clinical practicum, internship, or field experience as required in the standards for CACREP accredited mental health counseling programs. This experience may not be used to satisfy the post-master’s clinical experience requirement. Applicants must pass the NCMHCE exam for licensure. Applicants must complete an 8-hour Florida laws and rules course, a 3-hour HIV/AIDS course, and a 2-hour domestic violence course.
Georgia yes with certain specifications Board of Prof. Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists Yes. Applicants are requied to take and pass NCE or NCMHCE.
Hawaii yes with certain specifications Dept. of Commerce and Consumer Affairs - Professional and Vocational Licensing Yes. Applicants are required to take and pass NCE. Applicants must fill out "Practicum verification form" verifying completion of at least 2 terms of practicum in a mental health counseling setting, with a minimum of 300 hours superived client contact. NYU can accommodate verifying the practicum/internship experience.
Idaho No Board Of Professional Counselor And Marriage And Family Therapists State requires 1000 hours of internshp. Student would have to complete an additional 300 hours of internship.
Illinois yes with certain specifications Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Yes. Applicants must complete NCE OR NCMHCE. Applicants must take a substance abuse couse and a family dynamics course (both offered as electives at NYU).
Indiana yes Behavioral Health And Human Services Licensing Board Yes
Iowa yes with certain specifications Board of Behavioral Science Yes. Applicants are required to take and pass the NCE. Transcripts must be sent to the Board
office directly from the college or university. The
applicant is also required to contact the Center for
Credentialing and Education, Inc. (CCE) (http://cccglobal.org) to obtain a content equivalency evaluation
and report. Applicants are responsible for the cost of
the CCE curriculum evaluation.
Kansas no Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board State requires "require that at least 30 graduate semester credit hours, or the academic equivalent, of
coursework be completed ‘‘in residence’’ at one institution and require that the practicum or
internship be completed at the same institution"
Kentucky Yes Board of Professional Counselors Yes
Louisiana Yes Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners Yes
Maine Yes Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure Yes
Maryland yes with certain specifications Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists Yes. State requires students complete and pass NCE, Maryland Law exam, as well as take an Alcohol and Drug course, and Psychotherapy and Treatment of Mental and Emotional Disorders. NYU students can take Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders: Theory, Reasearch and Treatment course, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Theory and Application course to fufill requirements.
Massachusetts Yes Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Professions Yes
Michigan Yes Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Yes
Minnesota Yes Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy Yes
Mississippi yes with certain specifications Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors Yes. NCE and NCMHCE Examinations required. State also requires that applicants take a Marriage and/or family counseling Therapy Course. NYU students can take Marraige, Couple and Family Counseling to fulfill requirement.
Missouri yes with certain specifications Committee for Professional Counselors Yes. Diagnosis class requirement fufilled by Abnormal Psychology course.
Montana yes with certain specifications Board of Behavioral Health Yes. NYU's internship classes can count towards advanced practicum-6 semester hours of which were earned in an advanced counseling practicum that resulted in a graduate degree from an institution accredited to offer a graduate program in counseling;
Nebraska No Department of Health & Human Services No
Nevada No Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists & Clinical Professional Counselors Applicant must submit transcript and state will inform applicant as to if their education fulfills requirements for licensure.
New Hampshire Yes Board of Mental Health Practice Yes
New Jersey Yes Professional Counselor Examiners Committee Yes
New Mexico yes with certain specifications New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board Yes. NCE is required. Abnomal course will serve as SPECIALIZED CLINICAL STUDIES COURSE WORK requirement.
New York Yes New York State Education Department - Office of the Professions Yes
North Carolina yes with certain specifications Board of Licensed Professional Counselors Yes. Applicants must take NCE. Required course work aligns with our course work.
North Dakota Yes Board of Counselor Examiners Yes
Ohio NO Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board No. NYU does not offer seperate courses to fufill the following requirements: Evaluation of Mental &
Emotional Disorders
See pg 4 paragraph
(A)(5)(b)

Diagnosis of Mental &
Emotional Disorders
See pg 4 paragraph
(A)(5)(c)

Methods of Intervention &
Prevention of Mental &
Emotional Disorders
See pg 4 para (A)(5)(d)

Treatment of Mental &
Emotional Disorders
See pg 4 paragraph
(A)(5)(e)
Oklahoma yes with certain specifications State Board of Behavioral Health Yes. State requires 5 electives. 3 of those 5 electives are fufilled by our requirements: Group Dynamics, Dynamics of Vocational Development, and Cross Cultural. The 2 other courses can be fufilled by NYU's electives: Substance-related and addictive disorders; Marriage, couple and family counseling, grief counseling (only offered residentially)
Oregon yes with certain specifications Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists Yes. Between practicum and internship, 700 total hours will be logged, including 280 direct hours. With Abnomral Psychology and electives, students will complete 18 hours in specialty areas.
Pennsylvania Yes State Board Of Social Workers, Marriage And Family Therapists And Professional Counselors Yes
Rhode Island No Department of Health - Marriage, Family and Mental Health Therapy No
South Carolina yes with certain specifications Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors and Psycho-Educational Specialists Yes. : All licensure candidates must take and pass either the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and
Certification (NCE) or National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE). A practicum of 100 hours as part of a degree program. Nyu Meets all of the course requirements: NYU's course Abnormal Psychology satisfies the requirement of Psychopathology or Diagnostics of
Psychopathology
South Dakota Yes Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners Yes. Academic requimements are met.
Tennessee Yes Board for Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital and Family Therapists and Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapists  
Texas Yes State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors  
Utah No Dept. of Commerce - Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing  
Vermont yes with certain specifications Board of Allied Mental Health Yes. 2 elective course requirements can be fufilled by NYU's electives: Substance-related and addictive disorders; Marriage, couple and family counseling,.
Virginia Yes with certain specifications Board of Counseling Yes. Student will need to take substance-related and addictive disorders to fufill the Diagnosis and treatment of addictive disorders requirement, and would need to take the Marriage, couple and family counseling to fulfill the Marriage and family systems theory requirement.
Washington Yes Department of Health Yes
West Virginia Yes with certain specifications Board of Examiners in Counseling Yes. Student will need to take substance-related and addictive disorders to fufill the Diagnosis and treatment of Addictions Counseling requirement, and would need to take the Marriage, couple and family counseling to fulfill the Marriage & Family counseling requirement.
Wisconsin No Department of Safety and Professional Services No.Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning requirement is not offered at NYU.
Wyoming Yes with certain specifications Mental Health Professions Licensing Board Yes. Applicant must complete NCE, NCMHE or CRCC. Course requirements fufilled by NYU Requirements.
U.S. Territories:      
American Samoa no    
District of Columbia Yes with certian specifications Board of Professional Counseling Yes. Student will need to take the Marriage, couple and family counseling to fulfill the Marriage & Family counseling requirement.
Guam no Guam Board of Allied Health Examiners  
Northern Mariana Islands no CNMI Board of Professional Licensing and the Health Care Professions Licensing Board  
Puerto Rico no Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors  
U.S. Virgin Islands no Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs