24 months
1260 USD/credit 37800 USD/year
1260 USD/credit 37800 USD/year
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With the 60-credit Mental Health Counseling program from Pace University, you’ll be ready to flourish as a licensed practitioner in mental health counseling to provide clinical services to clients at agencies, hospitals, and private practices.

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Key Features

  • An integration of the understandings of cognitive-behavioral, existential-humanistic, and developmental counseling approaches
  • The opportunity to develop a range of skills that will serve students in the variety of situations they will encounter professionally.
  • An emphasis on hands-on skill development, as students become active participants in their education through training groups, role-playing, the observation of video vignettes of counseling sessions, and taping of practice sessions. 

This Mental Health Counseling program from Pace University offers small classes and one-on-one interaction with professors and supervisors, providing you with the confidence and connections to become an engaged, caring, and professional practitioner.

A strong community of teaching professionals and alumni in the field provide a supportive network that will help you throughout your career.

The department offers speaker series and events on campus with industry professionals that ensure you’ll be privy to the latest developments in research, techniques, and practice.


Graduates of this program are eligible for New York State certification in mental health counseling and are prepared for a variety of professional counseling positions as well as advanced training in specific theoretical approaches and training at the doctoral level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Helping Relationships: Counseling Theories and Techniques 
  • Orientation to Addiction: Etiology, Screening, Treatment
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Group Dynamics
  • Psychopathology and Personality Disorders
  • Integrating Seminar: Professional Orientation and Ethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Fee ($70, non-refundable)
  • All Official Transcripts: Transcripts from every accredited college or university attended (not just the degree granting institution) must be sent either to Pace University, directly from the academic institution electronically or by mail, or forwarded by the applicant in sealed envelopes from the academic institution.
  • Two Letters of Reccomendation: Letters should be from academic or professional references that can knowledgeably comment on your ability to successfully complete graduate study.
  • Resume: A resume or outline describing at least the past five years of your employment history and any significant community, professional, or college extracurricular activities.
  • Personal Statement

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1260 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    37800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1260 USD per credit during 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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