May 26, 2019  
Graduate Catalog 2014-2015 
Graduate Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mental Health Counseling - MSEd

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Program Coordinator

Elizabeth Cardoso
(212) 772-4736
1114 West

The Mental Health Counseling Program prepares graduates to work as mental health counselors in hospital, agency and community settings as well as in private practice. This program leads to professional licensure in New York State; professional licensure is required to practice mental health counseling.

Admission Standards

1. Minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0; the Graduate Record Examination is not required.

2. 15-25 credits of approved courses from the following fields: anthropology, economics, education, guidance, health sciences, political science, psychology, sociology, and related areas.

3. Evidence of oral and written expression consonant with graduate-level study.

4. Interviews with faculty members, alumni, or currently enrolled students. Central purposes of these interviews include assessing counselor potential, applicability of work and life experience, and candidate expectations about both the programs and the field.

5. Recommendations from appropriate professional or academic references to aid in determining potential for work as a professional counselor.

6. Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the program. Admission to the program is highly competitive, and each applicant’s grade point average, counselor potential, and applicability of work and life experience are carefully considered.


Progress Standards

1. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA to remain in the program and must complete the total number of credits of course work to graduate.

2. Students must demonstrate counseling knowledge and skills as defined by the faculty and community agency supervisors.

3. Active participation in small group seminars and community and professional activities is required.

4. A student receiving a grade below B, including WU, in any of the following courses cannot continue in the programs: COCO 70100 , COCO 70600 , COCO 71800 , COCO 71900 , COCO 72500  and COCO 72600 .

5. The faculty may require that a student gain additional experience in counseling skills and competencies before permission is granted to complete the program.

6. Seven courses – COCO 701, 706, 707, 718, 719, 725, 726 – cannot be taken at other colleges or universities. These courses must be taken in the Hunter College Counselor Education program.

Exit Standards

1.    An overall GPA of 3.0.

2.    Students must pass the School of Education technology assessment.

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