Counseling@NYU Launches Second Online Program: A Master of Arts in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness

Counseling@NYU, which offers online graduate programs in counseling from NYU Steinhardt, is pleased to introduce its second degree option, an online master of arts in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness. The program’s combination of education and real-world experience is designed to prepare students to become experienced counselors, helping individuals craft lives of wellness, health, and meaning.

Through this innovative online program, students will work to understand people across the lifespan in cultural contexts with a unique focus on the promotion of equity and social justice. The program is also committed to generating, advancing, and spreading knowledge related to all aspects of research and practice in counseling.

“We’re excited to offer our Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness master’s degree online,” says Lisa Suzuki, Counseling@NYU program director. “The program enables students from across the country to learn from NYU’s expert faculty and earn a respected NYU degree, without relocating.”

Students in the program will receive a mixture of live, online classes and real-world experience. Students will complete a 100-hour practicum and a 600-hour internship in their area, allowing them to earn a well-regarded master’s degree while making a difference in their communities. Students will learn from experienced practitioners in the classroom and in the field so they are prepared to work in a variety of settings, including mental health centers, addiction treatment centers, community agencies, nonprofits, hospitals, and group practices.  

Mental health counseling services are a growing need for individuals in the United States. With a growing number of people requiring mental health services, counseling is an in-demand career that helps individuals meet their full potential. NYU Steinhardt recognizes the importance and need of mental health counselors, and its expert faculty are leaders in the field of counseling and psychology and passionate about helping others. Graduates of the online mental health and wellness program will be prepared to meet licensure requirements in New York State.

The CMHW program recognizes the importance of wellness in mental health for all individuals, which is reflected in the curriculum.  Graduates will be able to work with individuals, families, groups, and communities to create lives of meaning and wellness.

Counseling@NYU also offers an online master of arts in Counseling and Guidance for School and Bilingual School Counseling. Students in this program take courses that feature principles of equity, social justice, and an understanding of the unique needs of pre-K-12 students. NYU is dedicated to preparing school counselors and mental health counselors from around the United States.

The first cohort for the online Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness program will start classes in September 2017. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. If you would like more information, or to apply to the program, please visit our admissions page.