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Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Department of Applied Psychology
246 Greene Street, 8th Floor
New York City, NY 10003
Graduate programs in Counseling and Guidance
Our MA program in Counseling and Guidance, available in both a traditional, campus format as well as online, is designed to provide education and clinical training that will prepare you to become a professional counselor in K-12 schools. You'll learn to understand students in socio-historical contexts, including but not limited to gender, race/ethnicity, class, and sexual orientation. You'll examine issues of power and authority, and analyze your own role in counselor-client relationships.
Our School Counseling concentration focuses on procedures and techniques for fostering healthy development in school-age children and their families. Our Bilingual School Counseling concentration has a similar focus but with special attention paid to issues relevant to a student population for whom English is a second language.
The 48-credit curriculum includes foundational and advanced courses, electives based on your interests, two Counseling Lab courses in individual counseling practice, and a two-semester, two full-day or 14-hour per week internship in a school setting you'll select in consultation with the Director of Internships. Internship opportunities are available in K-12 schools throughout New York City, Long Island, Westchester, and New Jersey.
The Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) is the culminating experience in the program.
Upon graduation you'll be eligible for New York State certification as a school counselor. Our program advisor will work with you to meet requirements if you plan to seek certification in another state. Job opportunities include positions in elementary, middle, and high schools, colleges, and in agencies that provide services to children and youth.
Scholarships are available to qualified students.
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1,596 USD
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Locale: Large City