Graduate Student Profile

Marist Mental Health Counseling

Joanna Murray
Mental Health Counseling

Master of Arts in
Mental Health Counseling

Mental Health Counseling is a distinct profession with national and state standards for education, training, and clinical practice. Mental Health Counselors provide a full range of services for individuals, couples and families, and groups. The Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling program at Marist College provides the academic preparation necessary to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State.

5 Distinctions of the Marist MA in Mental Health Counseling Program:

1. The Marist MA in Mental Health Counseling was one of the first programs approved by the NY State Education Department as meeting the academic requirements for individuals to become licensed mental health counselors.
2. Marist offers specialized clinical coursework not typical of other programs, such as; Family & Couples Counseling, Crisis & Trauma Intervention, and Chemical Dependency Counseling.
3. All internship training sites meet NY State requirements to provide mental health services.
4. The Program maintains a linkage with the New York Mental Health Counselor Association (NYMHCA) and the local chapter, the Hudson Valley Interest Group (HVIG), holds regular meetings on campus.
5. Merit Scholarships and Corporate and Organizational Partnerships are available to help reduce tuition costs.

To learn more about this exciting program contact Graduate Admission at 888.877.7900 or email us at We can provide you with detailed information about the course of study, tuition pricing and financial aid options, and career opportunities.

For the MA in Mental Health Counseling program description and curriculum, visit Marist's School of Social and Behavioral Sciences.