Counseling Programs Offered

Mental Health Counseling - M.S.

  • Prepares students to work in mental health settings such as: mental health centers, hospitals, university counseling centers, substance abuse centers, and residential treatment centers.
  • The program trains master’s level practitioners in assessment and intervention
  • Graduates gain license - qualifying eligibility in New York State  
  • 60 credits
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Mental Health Counseling - Professional Diploma

  • Designed to allow professionals who already have a Master’s Degree in Counseling (e.g. School Counseling) or Psychology to complete coursework and internships in mental health counseling (MHC) that will enable them to gain  license – qualifying eligibility in MHC in New York State.
  • Prepares students to work in mental health settings such as: mental health centers, hospitals, university counseling centers, substance abuse centers, and residential treatment centers.
  • 18 – 30 credits depending on master’s degree coursework
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School Counseling - M.A.

  • Prepares students to work in pre-school, elementary and secondary school settings
  • Meets the requirements for provisional certification as a school counselor in NYS for five years
  • 36 credits
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Pupil Personnel Services (School Counseling) - Professional Diploma

  • Students must have a master's degree from an approved educational institution and possess provisional certification in school counseling or its equivalent.
  • Prepares students to work in pre-school, elementary and secondary school settings
  • Meets the requirements for provisional certification as a school counselor in NYS for five years
  • 24 credits
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Bilingual Pupil Personnel Services - Extension or Professional Diploma

  • Completion of this program and passage of both a written and expressive language fluency examination enables students to become certified as bilingual school counselors, school psychologists, or social workers.
  • The extension applies to any Manhattan College school counseling student.
  • The professional diploma applies to anyone who already has a Master’s in School Counseling from another institution and wants to obtain the certificate in order to be eligible for certification as a bilingual counselor, school psychologist, or social worker.
  • 15 credits
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CASAC-T: Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor – Trainee Certificate

  • Prepares students to complete the coursework needed to be awarded the certificate
  • Students must be enrolled in one of the Manhattan College master’s degree programs in counseling (either the M.A. or the M.S.)
  • Students who already hold a master’s degree in related fields (e.g., substance abuse counseling; psychology) are also eligible to apply
  • 30 credits
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College Advising Counseling - Certificate

  • Prepares advisors to gain additional expertise in working with students who aspire to go and be successful in college
  • 15 credits
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