Explore Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Join a new and exciting graduate program at Molloy College designed to foster personal and professional growth and become an important member of the growing group of professional counselors. Our 60-credit-program fulfills the educational requirements for licensure as a mental health counselor established by the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions. The graduate program is student friendly as it is offered part time and in the evenings, allowing students to work during the day. The program can be completed in three years part time with summers included.

The CMHC program at Molloy College has an approach based in counseling and mental health theory with a solid foundation of empirical research and practice paradigms. Courses and training are provided within a multicultural context to ensure that our graduates will be able to provide care to the traditionally underserved members of our population within a wide range of service delivery contexts.

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. In our CMHC program, we incorporate Molloy College's vibrant tradition of "study, spirituality, service and community" to prepare expertly trained counselors to be highly effective in today's ever-changing human service field.


Mental Health Counseling By the Numbers


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