Mental Health Counseling, AC

Our advanced graduate certificate in mental health counseling is designed to "bridge the gap" between counseling related master's degrees and the New York State educational requirements for licensure. It focuses on providing you with the necessary skills to transform the lives of your clients and advance your career goals. Those that successfully complete our program will meet New York State's educational requirements to take the licensing exam in mental health counseling. 

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Why Mental Health Counseling at UB?

The features of our program include:

  • emphasis on personal and professional growth, respect for human diversity, multicultural competence, social justice, client strengths, and ethical responsibility
  • demonstrating multicultural awareness, knowledge, and skills, and principles of social justice practice
  • developing reflective mental health counseling practitioners who will help diverse clients in a compassionate and effective manner within a variety of mental health service settings

Program Overview

Academic credential granted Advanced Certificate (AC)
Credits required for completion 15 to 27
Time to completion Varies by student plan of study
Course delivery Online
Career opportunities

Mental health career settings include:

  • Hospitals
  • Mental health centers
  • State government agencies
  • Substance abuse treatment facilities
Experiential contact hours 600 clock hours (see program requirements)
Application deadline Fall admission only
May 1

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Graduate School of Education
366 Baldy Hall, North Campus

University Computing Standards

You are required to have daily access to a reliable broadband connection, a computer that meets university computing standards and basic computer competency.