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

Fall Cohort Start Seven-Term Sample Schedule
Term Courses
1  (Fall) Foundations of Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness** - 3 credits

Individual Counseling: Theory and Process** - 3 credits

Individual Counseling: Practice I** - 3 credits
2  (Winter) Human Growth and Development** - 3 credits

Professional Orientation and Ethical Issues in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness** - 3 credits

Abnormal Psychology** - 3 credits
3  (Spring) Cross-Cultural Counseling** - 3 credits

Research and Evaluation in Behavorial Sciences - 3 credits

Elective - 3 credits
4  (Summer) Group Dynamics: Theory and Process** - 3 credits

Dynamics of Vocational Development - 3 credits

Practicum in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness** - 3 credits
5  (Fall) Internship in Mental Health Counseling I - 2 credits

Program Development and Evaluation - 3 credits

Elective - 3 credits
6  (Winter) Internship in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness II - 2 credits

Interpretation and Use of Testing in Counseling Adults - 3 credits

Elective - 3 credits
7  (Spring) 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

Fall Cohort Start 10-Term Sample Schedule
Term Courses
1  (Fall) Foundations of Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness** - 3 credits

Individual Counseling: Theory and Process** - 3 credits
2  (Winter) Individual Counseling: Practice I** - 3 credits

Professional Orientation and Ethical Issues in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness** - 3 credits
3  (Spring) Research and Evaluation in Behavorial Sciences - 3 credits

Cross-Cultural Counseling** - 3 credits
4  (Summer) Group Dynamics: Theory and Process** - 3 credits

Dynamics of Vocational Development - 3 credits
5  (Fall) Human Growth and Development** - 3 credits

Elective - 3 credits
6  (Winter) Abnormal Psychology** - 3 credits

Elective - 3 credits
7  (Spring) Practicum in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness** - 3 credits

Elective - 3 credits

Elective - 3 credits
8  (Summer) Internship in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness I - 2 credits

Interpretation and Use of Testing in Counseling Adults - 3 credits
9  (Fall) Internship in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness II - 2 credits

Program Development and Evaluation - 3 credits
10  (Winter) 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

Summer Cohort Start Eight-Term Sample Schedule
Term Courses
1  (Summer) Foundations of Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness** - 3 credits

Individual Counseling: Theory and Process** - 3 credits

Individual Counseling: Practice I** - 3 credits
2  (Fall) Abnormal Psychology** - 3 credits

Human Growth and Development** - 3 credits

Elective - 3 credits
3  (Winter) Professional Orientation and Ethical Issues in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness** - 3 credits

Cross-Cultural Counseling** - 3 credits

Elective - 3 credits
4  (Spring) Research and Evaluation in Behavorial Sciences - 3 credits

Elective - 3 credits

Elective - 3 credits
5  (Summer) Practicum in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness** - 3 credits

Group Dynamics: Theory and Process** - 3 credits

Dynamics of Vocational Development - 3 credits
6  (Fall) Internship in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness I - 2 credits

Program Development and Evaluation - 3 credits
7  (Winter) Internship in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness II - 2 credits

Interpretation and Use of Testing in Counseling Adults - 3 credits
8  (Spring) 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

Winter Cohort Start Seven-Term Sample Schedule
Term Courses
1  (Winter) Foundations of Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness** - 3 credits

Individual Counseling: Theory and Process** - 3 credits

Individual Counseling: Practice I** - 3 credits
2  (Spring) Professional Orientation and Ethical Issues in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness** - 3 credits

Abnormal Psychology** - 3 credits

Human Growth and Development** - 3 credits
3  (Summer) Group Dynamics: Theory and Process** - 3 credits

Cross-Cultural Counseling** - 3 credits

Dynamics of Vocational Development - 3 credits
4  (Fall) Practicum in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness** - 3 credits

Elective - 2 credits

Elective - 3 credits
5  (Winter) Elective - 3 credits

Internship in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness I - 2 credits

Program Development and Evaluation - 3 credits
6  (Spring) Internship in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness II - 2 credits

Elective - 3 credits

Elective - 3 credits
7  (Summer) Internship in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness III - 2 credits

Interpretation and Use of Testing in Counseling Adults - 3 credits

Research and Evaluation Methods in Behavioral Sciences - 3 credits

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Winter Cohort Start — 10-Term Sample Schedule

Winter Cohort Start 10-Term Sample Schedule
Term Courses
1  (Winter) Foundations of Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness** - 3 credits

Individual Counseling: Theory and Process** - 3 credits
2  (Spring) Individual Counseling: Practice I** - 3 credits

Professional Orientation and Ethical Issues in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness** - 3 credits
3  (Summer) Group Dynamics: Theory and Process** - 3 credits

Dynamics of Vocational Development - 3 credits
4  (Fall) Human Growth and Development** - 3 credits

Abnormal Psychology** - 3 credits
5  (Winter) Cross-Cultural Counseling** - 3 credits

Elective - 3 credits
6  (Spring) Elective - 3 credits

Elective - 3 credits
7  (Summer) Practicum in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness** - 3 credits

Research and Evaluation in Behavorial Sciences - 3 credits
8  (Fall) Internship in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness I - 2 credits

Program Development and Evaluation - 3 credits
9  (Winter) Internship in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness II - 2 credits

Interpretation and Use of Testing in Counseling Adults - 3 credits
10  (Spring) 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.