24 months
870 USD/credit 26100 USD/year
870 USD/credit 26100 USD/year
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The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program from Marist College is a distinct profession with national and state standards for education, training, and clinical practice. Clinical Mental Health Counselors provide a full range of professional mental health services for individuals, couples and families, and groups.

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Key Features

The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program and its Core Counseling Faculty is the academic unit solely responsible for the preparation of students in the program. The Counseling Program is housed within the Psychology Department of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences and provides the academic preparation necessary to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in NY State. 

The 60-credit Clinical Mental Health Counseling program from Marist College emphasizes the personal and professional growth of its students, fostering self-awareness and a deeper understanding of others. The Program curriculum is rich in coursework stressing the theory and practice of evidence-based counseling and underscores the importance of a multicultural approach throughout the training process. Counselors-in-training will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to provide quality mental health care to help their clients function effectively in all aspects of their lives.

There are two program tracks to choose from. The Program can be completed in a two-year, advanced/accelerated schedule, full-time, including two summers; or a less intensive three-year schedule, including two summers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Orientation & Ethics
  • Social & Cultural Foundations of Counseling
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Lifestyle and Career Development
  • Counseling Theory and Practice
  • Group Dynamics
  • sessment and Appraisal
  • Research and Program Evaluation
  • Psychopathology'
  • Foundations of Mental Health Counseling
  • Clinical Instruction

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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60 SCH


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GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Unofficial transcript from bachelor’s degree-granting college/university must be uploaded to the application for an admission decision.  Official bachelor’s degree noted transcript will be required upon acceptance in order to matriculate.
  • Current resume
  • Personal statement of at least 500 words outlining educational background, experiences, and goals, and the reason(s) for selecting Marist’s MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program
  • Three letters of recommendation (from your instructors or work supervisors)
  • You must supply the names and email addresses for each recommender in GradCAS in order to submit your application.
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required. Scores for verbal, quantitative, and writing areas are optional.
  • Application fee of $50 is payable online.
  • Interview with the program director

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 870 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    26100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 870 USD per credit during 24 months.

Health Insurance: $3,275

Living costs for Poughkeepsie

1138 - 2480 USD /month
Living costs

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


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