What You’ll Learn
Our program is well known and respected for its unique approach in preparing professional counselors. We also offer an option to apply to become a Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor Trainee.
We offer this Post-Master’s Bridge program to help you become certified:
- Certificate of Advanced Study in Mental Health Counseling (15 credits) – Makes you eligible to apply for the Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) license
ResearchPast students have conducted graduate research projects that examined the efficacy of individual and group counseling approaches or of programs designed to support holistic growth in K-12 students.
They have presented at research conferences from local all the way up to the national level, and many have received awards for their presentations. Several other students have had their work published in journals for the professional counseling field.
All applicants must complete the multi-step process managed by the Center for Graduate Studies.
- Determine your applicant type
- Submit application
- Request all official transcripts
- Review and submit required application materials through the Application Status Portal
- International applicants must also submit international materials
- Fall Semester: July 15
- Spring Semester: November 15
- Summer Semester: April 15
Complete applications received after the published deadline are welcome and will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
As a counselor, you’ll serve as a change agent and a leader. Counselors work with children, teachers, and administrators to provide personal, academic, and career counseling and to advocate for the needs of their students.
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Passion for Helping
“The reason I was drawn into the counseling profession came from my passion to help others. I am interested in working with the high refugee population in Rochester, pushing anti-bullying programs, and pushing for an increase in resources for offering different sports programs.” Cameron Sharf ’17