Mental Health Counseling, M.A. | Online (optional) | Nyack College | New York City, United States
M.A. On Campus Online

Mental Health Counseling

36 months
895 USD/credit 18795 USD/year
895 USD/credit 18795 USD/year
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Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Nyack College is a biblically grounded program that combines the Christian faith with sound counseling principles. 


Mental Health Counseling program at Nyack College seeks to prepare students for professional counseling that effectively addresses the needs of others—whether as individuals or within a relationship, group, or family. Upon graduation, students of this program have met all of the academic requirements for licensing in New York State.

AGSC emphasizes the importance of understanding behavior within the context of human development, remaining respectful of the uniqueness of the individual, while also having an awareness of the impact of societal oppression and systems of injustice.


As a graduate of our program, you will be qualified to work as a mental health counselor in a variety of contexts—corrections, clinics, hospitals, social agencies, substance abuse programs, psychiatric facilities, residential facilities, etc.

Quite a large number of our graduates get hired by the facility they did their internship in. These include hospitals, social agencies, mental health clinics, substance abuse programs, residential facilities, and psychiatric facilities. Some of our graduates have developed their own clinics and gone into private practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Perspectives on Counselor Formation
  • Theories & Foundations of Counseling 
  • Psychopathology
  • Principles & Methods of Counseling
  • Measurement & Assessment
  • Counseling & Human Development 
  • Group Dynamics & Therapy 
  • Ethics and Professional Issues
  • Marriage and Family Counseling 
  • Social and Cultural Foundations of Counseling 
  • Counseling Clients with Chemical Addictions 
  • Crisis Intervention Strategies for Trauma and Abuse 
  • Theology in Mental Health Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


63 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Non-refundable $30 application fee 
  • Recommendations
  • Official transcripts from all previous colleges or universities attended showing evidence of an accredited bachelor’s degree with a minimum 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Writing samples
  • Immunizations
  • Computer literacy
  • English Proficiency Test
  • International Student Questionnaire
  • Copies of Personal Pages of Passport/Visas
  • Copies of previous I-20’s (if currently an F-1 Student)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18795 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 895 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    18795 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 895 USD per credit during 36 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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