Is Mercy College a nonsectarian institution?
Yes. Qualified applicants are admitted without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or physical disability.
How long does the Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling usually take?
Generally two to three years, with a maximum of five years allowed for degree completion (exclusive of time spent in the armed forces).
What will this degree prepare me to do?
Fulfill partial requirements for licensure as a Mental Health Counselor. The 60-credit course of studies prepares you for licensure in counseling at public and private agencies or in private practice. The Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling is a licensure-qualifying 60-credit program. Graduates are eligible to seek initial employment towards meeting the 3,000-hour externship required for licensure as a mental health counselor in New York State.