Admission Requirements

Educators and professionals seeking a career change are welcome to apply.

Prospective students must be able to dedicate sufficient time toward their studies, especially in the last year of the program when completing the internship requirement. We are particularly interested in recruiting students who work with underrepresented groups in the New York City metropolitan area.

Academic Requirements

All applicants to the MS program in School Counseling should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution
  • A minimum undergraduate and graduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • A concentration combining a minimum of 12 credits in education and psychology is preferred
  • NY State no longer requires applicants who enroll in our graduate-level teacher education and leadership programs to pass the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or other nationally normed equivalent admission tests. However, standardized test scores for GRE/MAT and CST Multisubject State Certification exam, may be submitted for a holistic review of your application. GRE test code is 2902 and MAT test code is 3346.
  • All School Counseling applicants who wish to graduate with a Bilingual Extension (BLE) in Pupil Personnel Services must submit proof of passing the Bilingual Education Assessment (BEA) language exam or the Target Language Proficiency Verification Form to the BLE office for admission to the BLE program before registering for BLE courses.

You should be prepared to address your career goals and commitment to helping K-12 students thrive in your application essay and admissions interview.

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