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Masters in Mental Health Counseling Degree Requirements


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 commonly scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 - 4:30 PM and 5:00 - 7:30 PM with one 10 AM - 12:30 PM course usually on Tuesdays.  To be accepted into the program, students must agree to commit to this schedule.  We are sorry that we are unable to accept part-time students into the program.

The Two-Year Sequence

Semester 1    

  • V2000 - Developmental Psychology
  • V6532 - Theories and Techniques of Counseling
  • V5500 - Psychopathology
  • V6584 - Professional Orientation and Ethics
  • V6540 - Trauma and Resilience

Semester 2

  • V6556 - Group Dynamics and Group Counseling
  • V6575 - Assessment & Appraisal of Individuals, Couples, Families and Groups
  • V6587 - Clinical Instruction/EBT
  • V7000 - Drug and Alcohol Abuse Diagnosis & Treatment
  • V6597 - Foundations of Mental Health    Counseling and Consultation

Semester 3

  • V6560 - Multicultural Issues in Counseling
  • V6563 - Research and Program Evaluation
  • V6582 - Counseling Adolescents
  • V6589 - Practicum in Counseling I
  • V6593 - Family and Couples Counseling I

Semester 4   

  • V6564 - Psychoeducational and Community Interventions
  • V6590 - Practicum in Counseling II
  • V6591 - Lifestyle and Career Development
  • V6594 - Family and Couples Counseling II

Plus one elective course to be taken as desired.

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