Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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Program Outcome Information

WThe Job or Doctoral Program Placement Rate is based on the time range of 12 months from the date of graduation.

*Marist students started taking the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam in spring 2018. The data are not available for spring 2020 because testing was shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Regarding the licensure exam, both the NY State Office of Professions and the NY Mental Health Counselor Association recommend that individuals take the licensing exam about halfway through the required 3000 post-graduate supervised employment hours, which is about one to two years after graduation, depending on when the graduate started their counseling employment. Consequently, at the time of the writing of this report, most graduates from 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 did not attempt to take the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Examination (NCMHCE). The lack of taking the exam was further compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic as the NCMHCE testing sites shut-down for a significant period of time. As for the class of 2017-2018, only 7 of the 11 graduates have attempted and passed the exam as of the writing of this self-study. The other 4 graduates have not yet attempted the exam, some of them report that this was due to the pandemic shut-down of testing sites. Therefore, 100% of students attempting the exam thus far have passed.