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Counselor Education

The Counselor Education program offers several options for students interested in the counseling field.

  • Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling – a 60-credit program leading to Licensed Mental Health Counselor eligibility in New York State
  • Master of Science in Education in School Counseling (K-12) – a 48-credit program leading to Provisional Certification as a School Counselor in New York State
  • Master of Science in Education in College Counseling – a 48-credit program in student affairs and college counseling

Program Design and Requirements

  • Counselor Education programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
  • Many classes are conveniently held in our MetroCenter in downtown Rochester, centrally located near area suburbs and school districts.
  • Students complete a 100-hour, one-semester practicum.
  • Students complete two semesters of internships at 20 hours per week; graduates leave the College with 600 internship hours of experience in their chosen area of specialization.

Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA preferred
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of objectives
  • Complete an online exercise
  • An interview

Application Deadlines

  • February 1 for the summer or fall semester
  • September 1 for the spring semester

Career Opportunities

  • Doctoral Study
  • Work as a LMHC in mental health agencies and facilities
  • Work with children, adolescents, adults, and clients with substance abuse concerns
  • Work with severely and persistently mentally ill individuals
  • Serve as counselors in K-12 schools
  • Work at the college level in students affairs and counseling

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Program Contact


Susan Seem

Susan R. Seem, PhD, LMHC, NCC, ACS
Department Chairperson and Graduate Program Director
(585) 395-5492

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Last Updated 1/5/16