Graduate Studies

Mental Health Counseling
Master of Science
Join an established program and prepare yourself for a dynamic career in mental health counseling. SUNY Oswego’s Mental Health Counseling program will teach you the listening, problem solving, diagnosis, treatment planning and case consultation skills needed for a future in mental health counseling.
Build your future

As a graduate of this NCATE accredited program, you will be eligible to become a Mental Health Counselor in New York State. This program can also prepare you to work as a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor through additional fieldwork and passage of the state exam.

Real world experience

As a student in this program, you will practice your learned skills outside the classroom through two field placement opportunities. A 120 hour practicum and 600 hour internship allow you to shadow professionals in the field, create relationships with area leaders for future opportunities, and see the skills, theories and ethics being utilized in the real world.

Ready to apply?
Admission requirements
Official transcripts showing confirmation of a Bachelor's degree
GPA of at least 3.0
Purpose Statement
Indicate your purpose for applying to SUNY Oswego. Identify any particular area of interest within the program area you are applying to, your plans for future occupation or profession and any additional information which may be of help in evaluating your application.
Two letters of recommendation
GRE test scores
(Must be received before Feb. 1)
Department interview
(Scheduled after deadline)
Application deadline
February 1
Length of program
60 credit hours
Application Fee
$65 application fee
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