Online Master’s Degrees in Counseling from NYU Steinhardt

School Counseling

The online master’s in Counseling and Guidance program prepares you to guide pre-K–12 students toward success as a school counselor. The program offers concentrations in school counseling and bilingual school counseling, and you can study full time or part time.

Learn more about the school counseling curriculum.

Mental Health Counseling

The online master’s in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness program prepares you to become a clinical mental health counselor who works with culturally diverse people across the life span. Both full-time and part-time study options are available.

Learn more about the mental health counseling curriculum.

About NYU Steinhardt

The NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development offers rigorous graduate and undergraduate degrees in fields ranging from applied psychology and other health fields to education, the arts, and media. NYU Steinhardt is dedicated to educating people from all backgrounds for impact and social change, inspiring you to pursue knowledge, creativity, and innovation in your area of study. While enrolled as an online counseling student, you will join NYU’s legacy of public service and scholarship as you cultivate new ideas within our supportive community.

About the Department of Applied Psychology

With a focus on theory, research, and practical application, the NYU Steinhardt Department of Applied Psychology prepares you to work effectively with people across a wide range of contexts and cultures. Our faculty support you as you complete laboratory- and field-based studies and conduct independent research in areas of interest. After graduating, you will be able to employ psychological theory and research in the school, home, classroom, community, and other real-world settings.

Counseling Career Outlook in Los Angeles; Washington, DC; and Other Major Cities

The US job market for both pre-K-12 school counselors and mental health counselors is expected to grow1 between 2016 and 2026. Learn more about career opportunities for counselors in cities across the country: Los Angeles; Washington, DC; Chicago; San Francisco; Orlando; Houston; Seattle; Raleigh-Durham; Buffalo; and Phoenix.

Read about opportunities for counselors in each selected area.

Application Deadlines

Counseling@NYU admits students on a rolling basis, and we are currently accepting applications for both our school counseling and mental health counseling programs. The program starts cohorts in January, June, and September.

Review the application requirements and deadlines.

Experience NYU Online

Counseling@NYU provides an intimate and collaborative online learning environment. Through our virtual campus, live class sessions, and in-person field practicums, you will build relationships with peers and faculty and receive the same hands-on training and interactions as students in the on-campus programs.

Explore the Counseling@NYU student experience.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Our online master’s programs feature the same curricula as the on-campus programs taught by our distinguished faculty in applied psychology. Make a difference in the lives of people in your own community by earning a master’s in counseling online from NYU.