Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Mental health counselors enjoy well-paying, in-demand jobs where they touch lives every day. With the clinical mental health counseling program, you can become a licensed mental health counselor able to practice in counseling positions both private and public.

The CACREP accredited program was created in 2006 and is approved by the New York State Education Department as a “license-eligible” academic program. In addition to learning the knowledge and skills required to be a community health counselor — with an emphasis on counselor ethics — you’ll also acquire advocacy, case management, social, and public policy skills.


  • Learn a combination of theoretical and skill-based approaches to serving clients
  • Can be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis up to the point of internship
  • The program focuses on the preparation of professionals who have the commitment, knowledge, skills, attitudes, values, and self-awareness to offer quality counseling services

Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (60 credits)

Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

General admission criteria include a completed graduate study application, three recommendations, statement of purpose or intent, and official transcripts. Additional requirements for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.S. program include:

  • Evidence of a 2.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • At least 12 credit hours in psychology, human services, education, or closely related areas and completed specific coursework in statistics
  • Satisfactory scores on either the  Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

Admission Deadline: February 1, applications may be accepted after February 1 at the department’s discretion.

Contact Information

For more information about the clinical mental health counseling program please contact

Dr. David Stone, Coordinator
Office: Ward Hall 106B
Phone: (518) 564-4182