Master's in Mental Health Counseling

Admission to the Program

Scores on the quantitative and verbal parts of the G.R.E. are required in addition to the required application materials.

Minimum 15 credit hours in psychology, which must include: statistics, abnormal psychology, and courses that focus on personality theory and development.

Only the GRE General test is required. We do not require the psychology test.

Application forms can be obtained online from:

Graduate Admissions Office
University Administration Building, Room 121
University at Albany
1400 Washington Ave.
Albany NY, 12222
Phone number: (518) 442-3980.

The deadline for applications with all supporting materials is December 15.


The relationship between our doctoral program and master's program

The doctoral and master's programs are separate, both in admissions and in coursework. In terms of admissions, applicants must specify which to program to direct their application. Students who are not offered admission to the doctoral program may request that their application be considered for the master's program, with no extra application fee. Students enrolled in the doctoral program do not earn a "master's-along-the-way." With the exception of a few courses, coursework for students in the doctoral program is separate from that of the master's program.