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M.A. in Mental Health Counseling

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Adelphi’s master’s program in mental health counseling fully prepares you to provide mental health care directly to clients. With our dedicated faculty to guide you, you will develop a thorough understanding of psychology theory. You will also put that theory to use in supervised practice.

This 60-credit graduate training program prepares students to be entry-level mental health counselors in a variety of settings. Designed for full-time study, the program has a strong clinical focus and adheres to national and state standards. Students must complete a 100-hour practicum and 900-hour internship and pass the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE). 

Obtaining a license in mental health counseling in New York State requires completing 3,000 supervised postgraduate hours and successfully passing a licensing exam for the state.

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The following graduation requirements apply: 

  • A minimum grade of “B” in all degree courses and in all electives
  • Successfully passing the CPCE by earning a score higher than the national mean
  • Completing all degree requirements within four years
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