Admission Requirements: School Counseling, M.S.

Thanks for your interest in the School Counseling, M.S. program. This program follows a cohort model. As a candidate, you may begin studying in the summer or fall term. You will need to enroll in two courses each semester (part-time) or three courses each semester (full-time), including the summer session.

Admission Requirements

  • B.S. degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university.
  • Academic background in psychology, education, sociology, law, behavioral sciences, or work experience in a school, social agency, hospital, criminal justice, or community action program ideal but not required.
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
    • Applicants whose GPA is 2.85 to 2.99 may be accepted and will have to achieve a 3.0 GPA in their first 12 credits to continue in the program. Applicants may be accepted "with conditions" and will be required to achieve a 3.0 GPA in their first 12 credits to fully matriculate.
  • Participate in a structured individual or group interview with program faculty, if selected. Preparation prompts will be provided.

General Application Materials

  • Completed application.
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Submit a department portfolio, which includes:
    • Goal Statement: In 250 words or less, address the following:
      • Describe how your career path has led you to the school counseling profession?
      • What excites you about working as a school counselor?
    • Three department reference forms (from an employer, a professor, and someone who supervised you in an academic or volunteer capacity) attesting to your leadership, advocacy skills, and potential to succeed in graduate studies. References can directly submit their completed forms. If you would like to submit your materials in one packet, please have your references sign and seal the completed form in an envelope prior to returning it to you.
    • Signed Candidate Statement of Understanding.
  • Copies of undergraduate transcripts for all schools attended. All final, official transcripts must be received prior to the start of your first semester.
  • Copy of college diploma or proof of degree.
  • International student requirements: English proficiency, I-20, and transcript evaluation


Applicants are admitted on a rolling basis throughout the spring and summer semesters. Your file will be complete when your application, official transcripts, and all portfolio materials have been received. Once complete, your file will be reviewed by the school counseling department, and you will be contacted to set up your interview.

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Submit all department portfolio materials to:

New York Institute of Technology
School Counseling Department
Attn: Erin Fabian
1855 Broadway
New York, NY 10023


If you have any questions about admissions or eligibility, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at or 516.686.7520.

If you would like more information about the program, please contact Erin Fabian at or call 212.261.1529.

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