NYU Steinhardt’s MPCAC-Accredited Online Master’s Program in Mental Health Counseling

NYU Steinhardt’s Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling

Earn Your MA Online from Our MPCAC-Accredited Program

Earn Your Degree from NYU Steinhardt in As Few As 21 Months

NYU Steinhardt’s online master of arts in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness program teaches aspiring mental health counselors how to help clients of all ages and backgrounds lead lives of health, wellness, and meaning.

With NYU Steinhardt faculty and the same curriculum as the on-campus program, Counseling@NYU focuses on enhancing your ability to become a leader, team player, and facilitator in the mental health and wellness field. After completing this Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC)-accredited program, you will be prepared to pursue a career in a mental health center, addiction treatment center, community agency, or private practice.

Why Earn Your Degree Online through NYU Steinhardt?

The online master’s in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness program can be completed on a full- or part-time basis and features one immersion experience at NYU Steinhardt’s New York City campus. As a student, you will:

Attend special populations courses and applied content courses, which provide a broad-based counseling education as well as the opportunity to tailor your studies to specific interests

Collaborate with NYU Steinhardt’s diverse student body, spread across 26 states, with each student bringing their own unique perspective and experiences

Participate in a practicum and internship at a site near your community, facilitated by NYU Steinhardt field placement specialists

Connect with a dedicated student success advisor who will help you throughout the program and gain access to NYU’s library and student and career services

NYU Steinhardt’s online master’s program in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness teaches aspiring mental health counselors how to help clients of all ages and backgrounds lead healthy and meaningful lives.

You will learn from the same NYU Steinhardt faculty and curriculum as the on-campus program, focusing on your ability to become a leader, team player, and facilitator in the mental health and wellness field. This degree program is accredited by the Master’s Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC), meaning you will be prepared to pursue a career in a variety of venues, including:

  • Mental health centers
  • Addiction treatment centers
  • Community agencies
  • Private practice

Why Earn Your NYU Steinhardt Degree Online?

The online master’s degree in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness program can be completed in as few as 21 months and offers full- and part-time options. Additionally, the program features an immersion experience at NYU Steinhardt’s New York City campus. As an online student, you will:

  • Attend live, online courses that allow you to interact with both your professor and classmates, and even participate in break-out sessions.
  • Collaborate with NYU Steinhardt’s diverse online student body spread throughout 34 states with a globe-spanning range of unique perspectives.
  • Participate in a practicum and internship at a site near your community, facilitated by NYU Steinhardt field-placement specialists.
  • Enjoy a complimentary Global Access WeWork membership that helps you attend class with fewer interruptions, connect with students during in-person study groups, and participate in networking events.
  • Build on your career progress with LinkedIn Premium Career, offering exclusive insights into job postings, access to hiring managers, interactive interview preparation, and salary information.
  • Connect with a dedicated student advisor who will help you throughout the program.
  • Gain access to NYU’s extensive library, student services, and career resources.

Real-World Experience

The degree is online, but the skill set is as real as it gets. You will practice your counseling expertise by helping real people overcome their issues and obstacles through counseling labs, practicums, and internships. NYU Steinhardt’s dedicated field-placement team has connections with hundreds of sites nationwide, allowing you to develop your confidence at a qualified site near your community.

Admission Requirements

Admissions standards for the online MA in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness program is the same as the on-campus requirements. It is helpful to have some experience in the mental-health field, which can include paid or volunteer experience in a variety of settings. GRE scores are not required for admission.

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