Counseling@NYU students are passionate about transforming the lives of children, families, and individuals in communities across the country. We seek collaborative leaders with the knowledge, skills, and drive to pursue graduate studies in counseling.
Admissions standards for the online master of arts in Counseling and Guidance program are the same as the requirements for the on-campus program. All students enrolled in Counseling@NYU agree to follow the Ethical Standards for School Counselors (American School Counseling Association, 2010) and the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics (2014) while in training.
Counseling@NYU currently offers start dates in January, June, and September. The program’s inaugural cohort will begin classes in September 2016.
A completed application for the MA in Counseling and Guidance includes the following items:
- Statement of Purpose: This statement is your opportunity to introduce yourself to the admissions committee. Let us know your goals, interests, and career plans as they relate to earning this degree. The statement should be two to three double-spaced pages, and it should explain your reasons for pursuing a graduate degree in counseling.
- Current Resume/CV: Be sure to include all relevant work experience.
- Transcripts: Upload copies of transcripts from every postsecondary school you have attended, including study abroad programs and community college, directly into the application. If admitted to the program, you will need to provide official transcripts.
- Two Letters of Recommendation: These two letters should come from academic references who know you and can speak to your academic qualifications in relation to your field of study.
- TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Scores: You are required to provide scores for one of these English language exams if your native language is not English and you did not receive the equivalent of a four-year US undergraduate degree in which the main level of instruction was English.
Please note: All applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents living in the United States throughout the duration of the program. Students living outside of the United States are not eligible for the program at this time.
- Application Fee: A $75 application fee is required upon submission of your application and can be paid using any major credit card. If you submit by the priority deadline, the application fee will be reduced to $45.
GRE scores are not required for admission.
JUNE 2017 COHORT
|Priority Deadline||April 5, 2017|
|Final Deadline||April 12, 2017|
|Classes Begin||June 12, 2017|
SEPTEMBER 2017 COHORT
|Priority Deadline||June 28, 2017|
|Final Deadline||July 19, 2017|
|Classes Begin||September 11, 2017|
Counseling@NYU reviews and accepts applications on a rolling basis. The sooner you complete your application, the sooner you will receive your admissions decision.
If you have any questions about the application process, requirements, or the Counseling@NYU program, you can speak with an admissions counselor by requesting more information.