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 and Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness programs are the same as the requirements for the on-campus programs. All students enrolled in Counseling@NYU agree to follow the Ethical Standards for School Counselors (American School Counselor Association, 2016) and the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics (2014) while in training.
Counseling@NYU currently offers start dates in January, June, and September. The online mental health counseling program will offer its first start date in September 2017.
A completed application for Counseling@NYU's graduate counseling programs 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 your 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. You may include volunteer work related to the profession.
- Transcripts: Upload copies of transcripts from every postsecondary school you have attended, including study abroad programs and community colleges, directly into the application. If admitted to the program, you will also 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: These scores are required only 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 language of instruction was English.
Please note: All applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents living in the United States for 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.
We are currently accepting applications for the January, June and September cohorts in 2018. Application deadlines will be posted soon. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.
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.