Begin A New Career as a Counselor

MS Programs in Counseling

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. Both provide the coursework and field experience necessary to become a licensed practicioner in New York State. No prior counseling background is required to apply.

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.

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.