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Mental Health Counseling, M.Sc.

Mental Health Counseling, M.Sc.

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Become part of one of the fastest-growing professions in the U.S.—counseling—particularly in the areas of substance abuse, behavioral disorder, mental health, and grief counseling.


Pace University’s MS in Mental Health Counseling program prepares you to take advantage of this trend and for jobs in professional settings such as mental health counseling facilities, hospitals, private practices, and intervention facilities. Our degree provides strong foundations in advanced psychology, plus specialized knowledge in groundbreaking research like resiliency and positive-approach psychotherapy. Importantly, it also prepares graduates to become licensed practitioners in mental health counseling with specialties and emphases on areas ranging from loss and grief counseling, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress and resilience, and positive psychology.

Programme Structure

  • Helping Relationships: Counseling Theories and Techniques I
  • Helping Relationships: Counseling Theories and Techniques II
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Group Dynamics
  • Psychopathology and Personality Disorders
  • Integrating Seminar: Professional Orientation and Ethics
  • Field Experience: Internship I
  • Field Experience in Counseling: Internship II
  • Foundations of Mental Health Counseling and Consultation
  • Research and Program Evaluation
  • Career and Lifestyle Development
  • Marriage and Family Systems and Counseling: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Maltreatment

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

Admission requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field. Applicants who haven’t completed such a major may be required to complete General Psychology and Social Psychology prior to beginning graduate study.

Tuition Fee

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    1214 USD/credit
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    1214 USD/credit
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
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