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


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3.0 GPA or  higher
  • Official transcripts
  • Additional materials may be requested
  • Proof of English language proficiency, international students
  •  A two-week residency is required.

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education