Mental Health Counseling Licensure

The master of arts in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness prepares students to work as mental health counselors, serving as leaders, facilitators, and advocates of social justice in diverse communities across the country.

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. Most state licensing boards require a master’s degree, testing, and completion of post-master’s clinical hours. We encourage students to research the requirements for licensure specific to their state of residence. Resources for each state’s licensing board can be found below: