NYU Steinhardt has launched two new online graduate programs, providing students across the country and around the world with additional pathways for advanced degrees in occupational therapy and counseling for mental health. Both programs will welcome their first cohorts in September 2017.
OT@NYU, an online Doctor of Occupational Therapy program, enables occupational therapists across the globe to earn an advanced education from NYU without relocating to New York City. Through a combination of electives and specialization courses delivered entirely online, OT@NYU, like its campus-based option, takes an interdisciplinary approach to preparing occupational therapists with the advanced clinical expertise and leadership knowledge they need to advance their careers.
Founded in 1940, the Department of Occupational Therapy at NYU is one of the largest and most highly ranked in the country, coming in at #12 on U.S. News & World Report’s most recent rankings.
The Department of Applied Psychology is introducing its second Counseling@NYU online degree option, a master of arts in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness. Like the on-campus program, this online option prepares students to become experienced counselors, helping individuals lead lives of wellness, health, and meaning.
Students in the program will take part in a combination of online classes and real-world experience, including a 100-hour practicum and a 600-hour internship in their local area, allowing them to earn a master’s degree while making a difference in their communities. Students will learn from experienced practitioners in the classroom and in the field so they are prepared to work in a variety of settings, including mental health centers, addiction treatment centers, community agencies, nonprofits, hospitals, and group practices.
Applied Psychology launched is first online master’s program in school and bilingual school counseling in 2016.
NYU Steinhardt has partnered with 2U Inc. to support OT@NYU and Counseling@NYU. Classes on 2U’s platform – which are small and typically capped at 15 students – use a combination of live and independent online learning.