The graduate program in school counseling adheres to the cohort concept. Applicants are accepted for a program of study beginning with either the summer or fall semester. Applicants for admission to the school counseling program may enter from a variety of backgrounds. Persons engaged in the education and helping professions such as those in schools, social agencies, hospitals, court settings, and community-action programs are encouraged to apply. In addition, eligible for admission are those who have earned bachelor's or master's degrees as majors in psychology, sociology, law or the related behavioral sciences.
To be considered for admission to NYITs Masters of Science in School Counseling Program applicants must:
Matriculated students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in oral, written expression and critical thinking, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above. Students with a GPA below 3.00, but with a cumulative GPA of 2.85 or above are admitted conditionally. An interim assessment of progress is conducted at the completion of 12 credits.
Before matriculation, graduate students may apply to graduate admissions and program coordinator for permission to transfer up to six (6) credits with grades of 3.0 or higher from other accredited graduate programs. These credits may not have been used for the awarding of another degree.