Curriculum Snapshot

The curriculum for the online master of arts in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness program is designed to equip you with the necessary skills to help people from all backgrounds achieve lives of wellness, health, and meaning. The program requires a total of 60 credit hours and can be completed in 21 to 30 months, depending on when you start.

In addition to completing one of the course sequences below, you must also complete the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) during your last term in the program. The CPCE is the terminal experience for all Counseling@NYU students.

To see what your course sequence might look like based on your anticipated start date and length of time in the program, view the sample schedules * below:

Fall Cohort Start — Seven-Term Sample Schedule

TermCourses
1  (Fall)APSY-GE 2661: Foundations of Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness** – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2657: Individual Counseling: Theory and Process** – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2658: Lab in Individual Counseling Skills** – 3 credits
2  (Winter)APSY-GE 2138: Human Growth and Development** – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2651: Professional Orientation and Ethical Issues in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness** – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2038: Abnormal Psychology** – 3 credits
3  (Spring)APSY-GE 2682: Cross-Cultural Counseling** – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2070: Research and Evaluation in Behavioral Sciences – 3 credits
Elective – 3 credits
4  (Summer)APSY-GE 2620: Group Dynamics: Theory and Process** – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2634: Dynamics of Vocational Development – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2812: Practicum in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness** – 3 credits
5  (Fall)APSY-GE 2655: Internship in Mental Health Counseling I – 2 credits
APSY-GE 2663: Program Development and Evaluation – 3 credits
Elective – 3 credits
6  (Winter)APSY-GE 2656: Internship in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness II – 2 credits
APSY-GE 2672: Interpretation and Use of Testing in Counseling Adults – 3 credits
Elective – 3 credits
7  (Spring)APSY-GE 2675: Internship in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness III – 2 credits
Elective – 3 credits
Elective – 3 credits

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Fall Cohort Start — 10-Term Sample Schedule

TermCourses
1  (Fall)APSY-GE 2661: Foundations of Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness** – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2657: Individual Counseling: Theory and Process** – 3 credits
2  (Winter)APSY-GE 2658: Lab in Individual Counseling Skills** – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2651: Professional Orientation and Ethical Issues in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness** – 3 credits
3  (Spring)APSY-GE 2070: Research and Evaluation in Behavioral Sciences – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2682: Cross-Cultural Counseling** – 3 credits
4  (Summer)APSY-GE 2620: Group Dynamics: Theory and Process** – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2634: Dynamics of Vocational Development – 3 credits
5  (Fall)APSY-GE 2138: Human Growth and Development** – 3 credits
Elective – 3 credits
6  (Winter)APSY-GE 2038: Abnormal Psychology** – 3 credits
Elective – 3 credits
7  (Spring)APSY-GE 2038: 2812: Practicum in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness** – 3 credits
Elective – 3 credits
Elective – 3 credits
8  (Summer)APSY-GE 2655: Internship in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness I – 2 credits
APSY-GE 2672: Interpretation and Use of Testing in Counseling Adults – 3 credits
9  (Fall)APSY-GE 2656: Internship in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness II – 2 credits
APSY-GE 2663: Program Development and Evaluation – 3 credits
10  (Winter)APSY-GE 2675: Internship in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness III – 2 credits
Elective – 3 credits

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Summer Cohort Start — Eight-Term Sample Schedule

TermCourses
1  (Summer)APSY-GE 2661: Foundations of Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness** – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2657: Individual Counseling: Theory and Process** – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2658: Lab in Individual Counseling Skills** – 3 credits
2  (Fall)APSY-GE 2038: Abnormal Psychology** – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2138: Human Growth and Development** – 3 credits
Elective – 3 credits
3  (Winter)APSY-GE 2651: Professional Orientation and Ethical Issues in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness** – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2682: Cross-Cultural Counseling** – 3 credits
Elective – 3 credits
4  (Spring)APSY-GE 2070: Research and Evaluation in Behavioral Sciences – 3 credits
Elective – 3 credits
Elective – 3 credits
5  (Summer)APSY-GE 2812: Practicum in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness** – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2620: Group Dynamics: Theory and Process** – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2634: Dynamics of Vocational Development – 3 credits
6  (Fall)APSY-GE 2655: Internship in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness I – 2 credits
APSY-GE 2663: Program Development and Evaluation – 3 credits
7  (Winter)APSY-GE 2656: Internship in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness II – 2 credits
APSY-GE 2672: Interpretation and Use of Testing in Counseling Adults – 3 credits
8  (Spring)APSY-GE 2675: Internship in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness III – 2 credits
Elective – 3 credits

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Winter Cohort Start — Seven-Term Sample Schedule

TermCourses
1  (Winter)APSY-GE 2661: Foundations of Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness** – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2657: Individual Counseling: Theory and Process** – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2658: Lab in Individual Counseling Skills** – 3 credits
2  (Spring)APSY-GE 2651: Professional Orientation and Ethical Issues in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness** – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2038: Abnormal Psychology** – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2138: Human Growth and Development** – 3 credits
3  (Summer)APSY-GE 2620: Group Dynamics: Theory and Process** – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2682: Cross-Cultural Counseling** – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2634: Dynamics of Vocational Development – 3 credits
4  (Fall)APSY-GE 2812: Practicum in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness** – 3 credits
Elective – 2 credits
Elective – 3 credits
5  (Winter)Elective – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2655: Internship in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness I – 2 credits
APSY-GE 2663: Program Development and Evaluation – 3 credits
6  (Spring)APSY-GE 2656: Internship in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness II – 2 credits
Elective – 3 credits
Elective – 3 credits
7  (Summer)APSY-GE 2675: Internship in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness III – 2 credits
APSY-GE 2672: Interpretation and Use of Testing in Counseling Adults – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2070: Research and Evaluation Methods in Behavioral Sciences – 3 credits

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Winter Cohort Start — 10-Term Sample Schedule

TermCourses
1  (Winter)APSY-GE 2661: Foundations of Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness** – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2657: Individual Counseling: Theory and Process** – 3 credits
2  (Spring)APSY-GE 2658: Lab in Individual Counseling Skills** – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2651: Professional Orientation and Ethical Issues in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness** – 3 credits
3  (Summer)APSY-GE 2620: Group Dynamics: Theory and Process** – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2634: Dynamics of Vocational Development – 3 credits
4  (Fall)APSY-GE 2138: Human Growth and Development** – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2038: Abnormal Psychology** – 3 credits
5  (Winter)APSY-GE 2682: Cross-Cultural Counseling** – 3 credits
Elective – 3 credits
6  (Spring)Elective – 3 credits
Elective – 3 credits
7  (Summer)APSY-GE 2812: Practicum in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness** – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2070: Research and Evaluation in Behavioral Sciences – 3 credits
8  (Fall)APSY-GE 2655: Internship in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness I – 2 credits
APSY-GE 2663: Program Development and Evaluation – 3 credits
9  (Winter)APSY-GE 2656: Internship in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness II – 2 credits
APSY-GE 2672: Interpretation and Use of Testing in Counseling Adults – 3 credits
10  (Spring)APSY-GE 2675: Internship in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness III – 2 credits
Elective – 3 credits
Elective – 3 credits

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*These sample course schedules are intended as general guidelines. All students will receive an official plan of study approved by Academic Affairs once enrolled in the program.

** Successful completion of these courses is required before internship courses.