Counseling and Human Services

Counseling programs at Canisius prepare you to meet the educational, emotional, psychological, social, and career needs of diverse populations. We offer two CACREP-accredited, NYS-approved MS programs: School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a BS program in Human Services. All programs will prepare you for the next step such as applying to Graduate Programs or applying for licensure in New York State.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

This program prepares you to work in various clinical settings. Students choose from three areas of specialization: mental health, substance abuse or rehabilitation counseling. Each track provides hands-on training through internships and field experiences with partner organizations.


Human Services

In this program you will acquire the skills you need to be an advocate for societal change, with hands-on experiences helping individuals, families and the community. 

School Counseling

School Counseling graduates leave ready to provide academic, social and career support to students in K-12 settings. Field experiences at our partner schools and a supervised practicum prepare you with hands-on training.