M.S. in Mental Health Counseling CM1

Program Options/Extensions:
In addition to taking the core program outlined below, students may want to consider supplementing their program to achieve other goals and pursue additional certification. Each option enhancement has specific prerequisites and/or course requirements in addition to the requirements for the CM1 base program.

Additional Options & Certifications
  • [MB1] (13 Additional Credits)

Primary program course requirements

The primary program includes a total of 60 credits of which 12 are field experiences. The detailed M.S. in Mental Health Counseling CM1 Program of Study Form shows the additional requirements for the program option(s)/extension(s). When you meet with your advisor, you will complete a detailed program plan for M.S. in Mental Health Counseling CM1

Entry Level Courses   

Up to 10 credits in graduate-level coursework in education or related fields may be transferred in prior to matriculating into the Master’s degree program if approved by the faculty advisor. These transfer credits can fulfill an elective requirement or be a direct substitution of a required course. Required courses that are part of accreditation assessments cannot be substituted.

Masters' Core   
ED406 Master's Research Methods
ED429 Theories of Human Development

Specialization Courses   
EDU472 Principles and Practices of Mental Health Counseling
EDU457 Counseling Theory and Practice I
EDU460 Counseling Theory & Practice II
EDU454 Career Counseling and Development
EDU453 Counseling and Facilitating in Small Groups
EDU470 Multicultural Perspectives in Counseling
EDE417 Crisis Counseling and Disaster Mental Health
EDU466 Problem Identification and Intervention in Counseling I
EDU473 Problem Identification and Intervention in Counseling II
EDU465 Assessment and Appraisal
EDU474 Addictions Counseling and Prevention
EDU439 Interpersonal Systems in Counseling and Human Development
EDE449 Pre-practicum in Mental Health Counseling
EDE419 Foundations of Psychopharmacology and Biological Determinants of Mental Health

Human Development Courses   

Choose one of the following courses in human development; eligible courses include:
ED418 The Family and Social Dynamics
ED419 Life Course Studies
EDU494 Adult Development and Aging
ED485 College Students and Student Development Theory
ED425 Minority Youth Development in Urban Contexts
EDU471 Counselor as Systems Consultant
EDU479 Promoting Mental Health in Midlife and Old Age
EDE422 Motivation in Human Development
EDU455 Policy and Practice in Developmental Differences
EDE440 LGBTQ Issues in Education and Human Development
EDE423 Spirituality, Religion, and Healing in Counseling
EDE478 Integrating Expressive Arts into Counseling Practice
EDU510 Working with Clients Defenses: Psychodynamic and other Emotion-Focused Approaches
EDU514 Mind/Body Approaches to Healing Chronic Pain

EDF450 Practicum in Counseling

Complete a total 6 credits of internship over two or three semesters.
EDF458 Supervised Internship in Mental Health Counseling
EDF458 Supervised Internship in Mental Health Counseling
EDF458 Supervised Internship in Mental Health Counseling


Other Requirements:

In addition to the coursework indicated above, in order to graduate and to receive the certification(s)/licensure (if any) you are seeking this program has additional requirements. Please note that in some cases, while our program will provide you with all the academic experiences required for the certification you seek, there may be some additional requirements that you will have to complete independently and outside of our program in order to be granted that certification/licensure (ex: completing a certain number of years of mentored experiences or completing exams).

    Required for Program Completion
  • B.A. or B.S. Degree
  • Master's Essay or Thesis
  • NYS-approved Workshop on Recognizing the Signs of Child Abuse