Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

The M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares professionals for a range of counseling settings and interventions focused on wellness and advocacy. including community mental health counseling, counseling people with disabilities, career counseling, substance abuse services, counseling with youth, crisis counseling, and counseling persons who have experienced domestic violence. The program of study consists of core counseling courses, specialized courses appropriate to prepare the students to work in community agencies and clinical experiences in community counseling settings. 

The 60-credit master of science degree prepares graduates to successfully pursue licensure in the State of New York and other states and credentialing as a Nationally Certified Counselor. For more information on licensure in New York, you can visit Office of the Professions web-site.

Why Syracuse for Clinical Mental Health Counseling?

  • The required 700-hour supervised clinical experience prepares students to meet the mental health needs of our diverse communities by developing ethical and competent conceptualization and intervention skills.
  • Our faculty are engaged, responsive, caring, accessible, and professionally networked in the counseling field.
  • Our department facility has state-of-the art technology for recording, analyzing, and documenting clinical work.
  • Our CACREP accreditation is the recognized standard for professional counseling as endorsed by the American Counseling Association and the National Board of Certified Counselors.

For more detailed information about this counseling program and our department policies, please visit our Master's Handbook.

Program Contact

Caroline O'Hara, Program Coordinator
clohara@syr.edu
315-443-2266

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