Mental Health Counseling Licensure

The program leads to a Master of Arts in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness. The designed outcome is to lead to eligibility to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor within New York. Counseling@NYU is registered by New York State as a license-qualifying program in mental health counseling. 

Students may be eligible for licensure in states outside New York; however, requirements vary from state to state. We encourage each student to research and understand the specific requirements for certification for their state of residence. Most state licensing boards require a master’s degree, testing, and completion of post-master’s clinical hours. Resources for each state’s licensing board can be found on NYU Steinhardt’s Professional Licensure page.