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 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.
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.