Mental Health Counseling

Manhattan College

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
1010 USD/credit
1010 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Mental health counselors are trained to treat individuals with mental and emotional disorders and other behavioral challenges. They address mental health, human relationships, education and career concerns within ethical, developmental, preventive and treatment contexts. The Mental Health Counseling programme is offered by Manhattan College.


The M.S. in Mental Health Counseling program of Manhattan College is designed for those seeking counselor licensure. It prepares students to provide direct clinical and counseling services to patients in a variety of settings, from state and local government agencies to residential and outpatient centers to private practice.

Key facts:

The small class size (no more than 18-20 in a section) provides students and professors the opportunity to collaborate and get to know one another. We accept students from diverse educational backgrounds and professional experience. Each student brings their knowledge and perspective, which enriches everyone in the classroom. Most students form lifelong connections.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Substance abuse
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Eating disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Dementia
  • Adjustment disorders

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for master's programs must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or institution.
  • Applicants for advanced certificates must hold a bachelor's and master's degree, both from accredited institutions.  
  • Normally, an undergraduate GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale is required, although other factors can be considered in the decision for admission.
  • Ideally, applicants should have suitable preparation in the behavioral sciences. Consideration will be given for teaching experience and for other applicable experience. Applicants who possess a bachelor's degree but do not have relevant background experience may be required to take prerequisite courses for admission. 
  • Other factors will be considered for admission, such as years of professional experience, a high average in major field, scores on required standardized tests, or academic development beyond the baccalaureate degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1010 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1010 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1010 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1010 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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