Mental Health Counseling (MSEd)
Welcome to the Mental Health Counseling (MSEd) program home page. Use this page as a guide to the program from acceptance to graduation.
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. Students can complete the program part-time or full-time.
Certification and Licensure
This program leads to professional licensure in New York State; professional licensure is required to practice mental health counseling.
Course Sequence and Program Tracker
Students must meet with their faculty advisor to determine their particular course of study before registering for classes.
Course Descriptions, Progress Standards and Exit Requirements
Review the course descriptions, progress standards, and exit requirements in the Course Catalog based on start date.
Course Catalog Summer 2022 onward
Course Catalog prior to Summer 2022
Newly Accepted Students: Getting Started
Welcome to the School of Education! Visit the Newly Accepted Students page for a checklist to get you started at Hunter College.
New Student Support
If at any point you need support, please reach out to our New Student Liaison, Kristen Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or make an appointment.
Newly Accepted Students: Orientations
Welcome to the School of Education! Students will attend two orientations to cover all the information needed to start your program:
- General New Student Orientation
- Program Advising Session
General New Student Orientation
The School of Education hosts a virtual new graduate student orientation titled “New Student Orientation – Counseling Programs”. These 90 minute online sessions will provide you with an overview of Hunter College and the School of Education. Additionally, you will find answers to many of your questions regarding registration, student life and certification/licensure. See “Program Related Events” below for details about upcoming sessions.
Program Advising Session
The Mental Health Counseling (MSEd) program hosts program advising sessions that cover the course of study, progress standards and fieldwork requirements. See “Program Related Events” below for details about upcoming sessions.