Admission Information

Mental Health Counseling is a distinct profession with national standards for education, training and clinical practice. Graduate education and clinical training prepare mental health counselors to provide a full range of services for individuals, couples, families, adolescents, children and groups.

The core areas of mental health programs approved by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and related Educational Programs include:  diagnosis and psychotherapy, testing and assessment, group counseling, human growth and development, counseling theory and supervised practicum and internships.

Mental Health Counselors practice in a variety of settings, including independent practice, community agencies, managed behavioral health care organizations, integrated delivery systems, hospitals, employee assistance programs and substance abuse treatment centers.

More than 90% of the nation’s managed care organizations either employ or contract with licensed Mental Health Counselors. Mental Health Counseling was also rated 33rd on Money Magazine’s Top 50 Jobs in the Country!


  • Applicants are encouraged to contact the program coordinator and attend an information session. These are scheduled throughout the fall and spring semesters.
  • New cohorts are formed each fall and spring.
  • College graduates with GPAs of 3.0 may enter from a variety of backgrounds including but not limited to: education, the helping professions, business, and industry.

How to Apply

Admission to the program has two parts:

  1. an application to NYIT, and
  2. a departmental admissions review based on an application portfolio.

The portfolio includes a resume, specific reference forms, summary of related experience, a professional goals statement, and other information related to candidate's qualifications.

Contact Us

For more about admission to the Mental Health Counseling program, please contact Tobi A. Abramson, Ph.D. at or 516.686.1337.