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 — 5-Term Track (Full-time)

TermCourses
Fall Year 1 (12 credits)
APSY-GE 2138 Human Growth and Development – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2657 Individual Counseling: Theory and Process – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2658 Lab in Individual Counseling Skills – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2661 Foundations of Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness – 3 credits
Spring Year 1 (12 credits)
APSY-GE 2038 Abnormal Psychology – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2651 Professional Orientation and Ethics in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2682 Cross-Cultural Counseling – 3 credits
Elective – 3 credits
Summer Year 1 (12 credits)
APSY-GE 2070 Research and Evaluation in Behavioral Sciences – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2620 Group Dynamics: Theory and Process – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2812 Practicum in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness – 3 credits
Elective – 3 credits
Fall Year 2 (12 credits)
APSY-GE 2634 Dynamics of Vocational Development – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2655 Internship in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness I – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2672 Interpretation and Use of Tests in Counseling Adults – 3 credits
Elective – 3 credits
Spring Year 2 (12 credits)
APSY-GE 2656 Internship in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness II – 3 credits
APSY-GE 2663 Program Development and Evaluation – 3 credits
Elective – 3 credits
Elective – 3 credits

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Fall Cohort Start — 10-Term Track (Part-Time)

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