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Psychology

Masters in Mental Health Counseling Degree Requirements

The degree requires 60 credits to be completed in two years, four or five classes taken in each of four semesters.  Students are required to enroll in at least four classes in each of four semesters.  Classes are scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00-4:30 PM and 5:00-7:30 PM.  To be accepted into the program, students must agree to fulfill these programmatic requirements.  We are sorry that we are unable to accept part-time students into the program.

The Two-Year Sequence

Semester 1    

  • Developmental Psychology - 3 credits
  • Theories and Techniques of Counseling - 3 credits
  • Group Dynamics and Group Counseling - 3 credits
  • Professional Orientation and Ethics - 2 credits
  • Recognition and Reporting of Child Abuse - 1 credit
  • Elective Course - 3 credits

Semester 2

  • Psychopathology - 3 credits
  • Clinical Instruction - 3 credits
  • Family and Couples Counseling - 3 credits
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse: Diagnosis and Treatment - 3 credits
  • Elective Course - 3 credits

Semester 3

  • Multicultural Issues in Counseling - 3 credits
  • Assessment and Appraisal of Individuals, Couples, Families and Groups - 3 credits
  • Lifestyle and Career Development - 3 credits
  • Practicum in Counseling I - 3 credits
  • Elective Course - 3 credits

Semester 4   

  • Counseling Adolescents - 3 credits
  • Research and Program Evaluation - 3 credits
  • Foundations of Mental Health Counseling and Consultation - 3 credits
  • Practicum in Counseling II - 3 credits
  • Psychoeducational and Community Interventions - 3 credits

All 51 credits of required classes must be taken at the College.  The other 9 credits of electives may be transfer credits from other graduate level psychology programs including the general MA or Ph.D. program at The City College.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the program, please contact Dr. William King (wking@ccny.cuny.edu or 212-650-7380).