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Mental Health Counselling

Iona College

12 months
1207 USD/credit 72420 USD/year
1207 USD/credit 72420 USD/year
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The master's program in Mental Health Counselling at Iona College teaches students how to conduct professional counseling, psychotherapy and mental health assessments on diverse individuals and groups.


Professional skills are taught in our program from multiple models of treatment and assessment that are evidence-based, and these skills may be used with a variety of individuals.

Students in the Mental Health Counselling program at Iona College, as part of training, may treat children, adolescents and adults. Clients who are served by mental health counselors often have complex mental health issues and exhibit varied levels of need. As part of the clinical training experience in our program, students are required to complete a 600-hour clinical internship at a mental health site or facility. Clinical sites may include outpatient mental health clinics, day treatment programs, residential facilities, inpatient psychiatric hospitals and various locations where mental health services are delivered. Examples of where Iona's Mental Health Counseling students have recently completed their clinical internships are: New York Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester Medical Center, St. Vincent's Hospital and the Mental Health Association of Westchester.

Upon graduation from Iona's Mental Health Counseling program, students become eligible for licensure in New York State (NYS) and other states.  NYS requires those in the profession of mental health counseling to obtain post-master's clinical hours and pass the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) to achieve full licensure.  A fully licensed mental health counselor can work at multiple sites and agencies where mental health services are provided and also pursue a career in private practice if desired.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychopathology
  • Counseling theory and Practice
  • Basic Interviewing and Counseling Practices
  • Dynamics of Group Processes
  • Intellectual and Educational Assessment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Most of Iona's graduate programs operate on a rolling admission basis. We encourage you to submit your application a month prior to a session start.


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Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements


  • Completed undergraduate degree
  • Current resume
  • One letter of recommendation from a professor and/or supervisor (unless stated in the additional requirements section)
  • $50 USD application fee
  • A completed application (online)
  • Undergraduate/graduate transcripts
  • Evaluation of international credentials performed by one of the evaluation services recognized by NACES
  • Two professional recommendation letters

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    72420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1207 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    72420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1207 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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