Master of Science in Counseling
Mercy College

Program Details

The master’s degree in Counseling online from Mercy College is designed to prepare professionals to work as school counselors or in several career paths in the counseling field. Students who complete internships can be certified to work in schools in the state of New York. Other students who complete the Mental Health Counseling program are eligible to sit for a professional licensing exam.

Students will learn how to apply knowledge and research from social and behavioral sciences to the practice of counseling and the impact of cultural diversity on counseling techniques. Some basic classes discuss counseling and ethics, human development, application of counseling, research methodology, and school counseling.

Students can choose to specialize their degree in these areas:

  • School Counseling
  • Bilingual School Counseling
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Retirement Counseling

Learning Pace


% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Mercy College is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  •  A two-week residency is required.