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Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #28 (BCR) New York City, NY, United States| Online
This Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness degree from New York University is ideal for those interested in improving people’s lives on an individual level within a variety of contexts.

Overview

Prepare for a career as a professional clinical counselor in a broad spectrum of settings, including community agencies, mental health centers, hospitals, integrated behavioral health centers, and substance abuse treatment centers.

We are committed to generating, advancing, and disseminating knowledge related to all aspects of research and practice in counseling. In the Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness degree from New York University we teach our students to understand people across the lifespan in cultural contexts, promote equity and social justice in our work, and help all people craft lives of wellness, health, and meaning.

You will gain the skills to:

  • Form helping counseling relationships and demonstrate a commitment to the growth and development of your clients
  • Apply counseling skills such as assessment, case conceptualization, practice, and advocacy
  • Assess clients within various socio-historical contexts with attention to issues of power and privilege – including gender, race and ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, and ability/disability

Careers and Outcomes

You’ll be prepared for a fulfilling career in:

  • Community mental health programs
  • College counseling centers
  • Trauma-focused programs
  • HIV and AIDS outreach programs
  • Substance abuse treatment centers

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Human Growth and Development
  • Prof. Orient. & Eth. Issues in Coun. for MH &W 
  • Foundations of Couns. For MH & W 
  • Counseling: Theory and Process 
  • Practicum in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness
  • Research & Evaluation in Behavioral Sciences
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Group Dynamics: Theory and Practice
  • Dynamics of Vocational Development

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Duration description

      Students have up to six years to complete the program.

  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Résumé/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Proficiency in English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10770 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    21540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10770 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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