Mental Health Counseling Advanced Certificate

Graduate School of Education

Program Description

The mental health counseling program, accredited by New York State, focuses on the development of counseling knowledge and skills, supported by research and other empirical evidence. After completing this program, you will meet the requirements for being license-eligible as a mental health counselor in New York State. The program is based on a philosophy that emphasizes personal and professional growth, respect for human diversity, multicultural competence, social justice, client strengths and ethical responsibility.

Program Contact

Renad Aref
366 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Email: gseinfo@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-645-2110
Fax: 716-645-7937

Instruction Method

  • In Person (no courses offered online)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required

  • 18 Hours

Time-to-Degree

  • 1 Year

Application Fee

  • $50

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.