Corine Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: De La Salle 439
Phone: 718.862.7497
Fax: 718.862.7472
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Manhattan College
Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling


Program Overview

The Mental Health Counseling program is a 60 credit master’s degree program that prepares students to work in mental health settings such as:  mental health centers, hospitals, and residential treatment centers.  The Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling is a rigorous program designed to meet the requirements for an independent mental health care license in New York and other states.  The primary objective of this program is to train masters level practitioners in assessment and intervention in the medical care setting.  Together with a post degree experience requirement (3000 hours internship), and successful completion of a licensure exam, graduates will be able to provide direct clinical and counseling services to patients in a wide range of medical, research, mental health and independent practice settings.    

Licensed Mental Health Counselor- LMHC New York State

Manhattan College’s program meets the State of New York requirements and graduates are license eligible with 3,000 post degree supervised hours and the passage of a state exam. Also, graduates may take the National Counselor Examination (NCE) to receive the national board certification: Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC).


Admission Requirements

  • Applicants for admission into the master degree program in Mental Health Counseling must have earned a baccalaureate degree and a suitable preparation in the behavioral sciences.  Consideration will be given for teaching experience and for other applicable experience. 
  • Students who possess a bachelor degree but do not have relevant background may be required to take a prerequisite course for admission. 
  • A Narrative Statement of Interest in the Mental Health Counseling program is required. 
  • An interview with the Director is recommended prior to admission. 


Degree Requirements

  • Completion of all coursework with G.P.A. of 3.0 or better
  • Completion of a major research paper and internship
  • Demonstration of interpersonal competencies and emotional maturity associated with effective counseling outcomes


Required Courses (60 credits)

  • EDUG 704 Introduction to Group Dynamics & Human Relations
  • EDUG 713 Methods of Educational and Psychological Research
  • EDUG715 Marriage and Family Counseling
  • EDUG721 Introduction to Counseling Practices and Theories
  • EDUG722 Counseling the Individual
  • EDUG723 Life Span Development
  • EDUG724 Psychology of Career Counseling
  • EDUG725 Practicum in Groups
  • EDUG726 Introduction to Mental Health Counseling
  • EDUG732 Practicum in Counseling
  • EDUG780 Psychology and Education of the Emotionally Disturbed
  • EDUG807 Measurement and Appraisal for Counselors
  • EDUG850 Advanced Group Counseling
  • EDUG851 Mentored Research
  • EDUG852 Internship in Counseling I
  • EDUG859 Approaches to Multicultural Counseling
  • EDUG866 Leadership, Supervision, and Consultation in Counseling
  • EDUG867 Professional Orientation to Counseling: Standards, Law, Ethics and Evaluation
  • EDUG891 Foundations in Evaluation, Assessment and Diagnosis
  • EDUG894 Internship in Counseling II



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