Admission Requirements: Psychology, B.S. / School Counseling, M.S.

Thanks for your interest in the Psychology, B.S. / School Counseling, M.S. program.

The combined program will enable you to achieve B.S. and M.S. degrees in five years. You will matriculate from an undergraduate major to a graduate candidate after your third year. After completing the program, you will be prepared to apply for a provisional certificate in School Counseling.

This degree follows our general admission requirements for the undergraduate portion of the degree.

Application Materials

  • Completed application.
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Copies of transcripts of all high school work, including college-level courses. Your mid-year and final grades will be required. All final, official transcripts must be received prior to the start of your first semester.
  • Testing Preferences: First-time first-year applicants may choose to submit their application without standardized test scores to be considered for admission to New York Institute of Technology. This program does not require test scores, though some academic programs require test scores. Review our test-optional policy. If you are submitting official SAT (critical reading and math only) or ACT test scores, use these codes.
    NYIT SAT Code: 2561; NYIT ACT Code 2832
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • 300-350 word essay on one of the following topics:
    • Tell us about your career goals and why attending New York Tech would further these goals.
    • Describe the achievement of which you are most proud and why.


  • First-Year Priority Deadline: December 1
  • Regular Admission: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling admission basis, as long as space is available.
  • International Student Deadlines: December 1 for the spring semester and July 1 for the fall semester.

Transition to the M.S. Program

After completing the undergraduate portion of the degree in three years, you may be admitted directly into the M.S. program provided you meet the following standards and requirements:

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or above through the fall semester of your junior year.
  • Submit three reference forms from undergraduate instructors and/or advisors that attest to your ability to succeed both academically and professionally in a field that requires leadership, social justice advocacy skills, and a strong ability to collaborate. Goal Statement: In 250 words or less, describe how your career path has led you to the school counseling profession. What excites you about working as a school counselor?
  • Complete and submit the Statement of Understanding form.
  • Group interview with graduate applicants, conducted in the spring of junior year. Schedule with the department office at 212.261.1529.

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