Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Hello and thank you for your interest in our program here in the Clinical Mental Health Department! We hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy during the current COVID-19 health crisis.
We are reaching out to let you know that despite the challenges of COVID-19, our application process is in full swing albeit remotely! We are currently conducting interviews with each new qualifying applicant through Zoom and have been enjoying getting to know each applicant remotely until the day we are able to meet with them in person again.
When you apply, we encourage you to submit as much of your application materials as possible! Once all materials are submitted, we will review them as a team and contact you for a virtual interview. This way of conducting interviews is new to us, but we are all in this together and intend to make the process as smooth as possible. Currently, we are conducting interviews for priority acceptance for the Fall 2022 semester. To be considered for priority admission, all materials must be submitted no later than December 10th, 2021. General admission interviews will continue throughout the Winter and Spring.
Mental health professionals and the services they provide are needed now more than ever, and those of us in the field already are very aware of this. In the CMHC Department, our faculty, staff, and students have stayed in close and frequent communication with each other throughout the rapid transition to online learning. Additionally, we are happy to announce we will be returning to in-person instruction starting Spring 2022, contingent upon safe operating conditions.
In addition to our CMHC program, our state-of-the-art Mental Health and Wellness Center Director and staff have trained our graduate students in tele-mental health services so that student counselors and interns can continue to accrue their clinical hours and be a much-needed resource to the community. Our students are competent and comfortable providing mental health relief services in an ethical format under supervision and abiding by all professional, state, and national guidelines to those clients who need it during these stressful times.
We are answering phone calls and emails so please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns! If you would like to speak with one of our current graduate students to ask them about their personal experience here in our CMHC program please let us know.
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We wish you physical and mental health wellness.
On behalf of the CMHC program,
Dr. Tyce Nadrich, Program Director
How to Apply: Admission Requirements
Submit all Application Materials to the Admissions Office:
Admissions Office Phone: 516.323.4000
Admissions Office Email: Admissions@molloy.edu
Admissions Mailing Address: ATTN: Admissions 1000 Hempstead Ave., P.O. Box 5002, Rockville Centre, NY 11571-5002
Fill this form out to get a head start with Admissions!
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Front Desk Contacts:
Administrative Assistant: Imani Collins
Please Contact Imani with any questions or for assistance navigating the application process!
Tuition and Fees: www.molloy.edu/admissions/tuition-and-fees
Financial Aid: www.molloy.edu/admissions/financial-aid
Scholarship Opportunity: Click here to learn how to apply!
- You do not have to have all your materials ready to begin you application. Start by filling out the Online Graduate Application!
- Use the Admission Requirements tab on our website as a checklist to complete the application process!
- Let us know if you have any questions, we are happy to help!
Mentoring Compassionate Counselors for Our Communities
The Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program at Molloy College is designed to provide graduate students the professional identity, core knowledge, necessary state-of-the- art practical skills, and multi-cultural sensitivity to excel in a variety of mental health settings. Our 60-credit-hour, New York State approved, part-time, evening program can be completed in three years, and fulfills the educational requirements for licensure as a Mental Health Counselor established by the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions.
Prepare for a career as a clinical mental health counselor with Molloy College:
- A program designed for working students
- Dedication to the highest standards of accreditation*
- Committed to social justice, diversity, and multicultural humility
- Education in numerous counseling theories and interventions
- Best practices and ethical standards embedded throughout the program
- Highly experiential coursework and hands-on practice
- Small class sizes and one-on-one mentorship throughout the program
The program can be completed in three years part time with summers included, and requires a final comprehensive examination. Graduate coursework will include, but not be limited to, each of the following content areas:
- Human growth and development
- Social and cultural foundations of counseling
- Counseling theory and practice
- Group dynamics
- Lifestyle and career development
- Assessment and appraisal of individuals, couples and families and groups
- Research and program evaluation
- Professional orientation and ethics
- Foundations of mental health counseling and consultation
- Clinical instruction
A practicum (100 clock hours) course and a one year (600 clock hours) supervised internship in mental health counseling in a Molloy College approved mental health setting are required. Successful graduates of the Molloy College M.S. in CMHC will be eligible for Licensure as Mental Health Counselors in New York State upon completion of 3,000 post-Master's hours of supervised mental health counseling work and the passing of the state licensing examination. Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors provide solution oriented and consumer friendly services for clients. Providing lower cost of care to consumers of mental health is consistent with government and industry goals of cost containment and reduction built into Medicare and the recently passed national health insurance law.
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