Department of

Counseling & Mental Health Professions

Hofstra University's counseling and therapeutic mental health programs prepare individuals to work as professional counselors, therapists, and human service practitioners who serve a variety of populations, from youth to geriatric, in a range of settings. Program faculty are committed to preparing multiculturally competent practitioners who are equipped to promote the mental health and personal efficacy of their clients and contribute to the improvement of social and educational systems. Most of these programs prepare students for professional certification or licensure to practice in New York state.

About the Department

In the Classroom

Our Programs

The Department of Counseling and Mental Health Professions offers multiple graduate-level programs in School Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Creative Arts Therapy Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Rehabilitation Counseling, as well as an undergraduate minor in Human Services, and classes in Research.

Health Sciences

Accelerated & Dual Degree Programs

The School of Health Sciences offers many accelerated and dual-degree program options, which allow you to earn both an undergraduate and graduate degree in 5-6 years.

About the Department

The overall focus of the programs is on promoting the psychosocial health and development of the clients, consumers, and students with whom we work. Each graduate program offers the standard bearing curriculum identified by the accrediting organizations in the respective disciplines, and most lead to certification or licensure in the field.

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The Counseling & Mental Health Professions Department affirms its commitment to recognizing, addressing, and eradicating all forms of racism. As counselor educators, clinicians, students, and staff, we commit to engaging and collaborating with campus and community stakeholders to challenge racial injustice and oppression in all arenas, including institutional racism and implicit bias. We actively strive to examine and confront racism, power, and privilege, and the impact they have on students, faculty, staff members, and our clients.

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Your Future

Career Potential

Graduating students are asked about their employment and activities after leaving Hofstra. Check out the results to see where students with degrees from this department went next.

At Hofstra


In this department, you'll have access to all the resources you need to make the most of your education.

Contact the Department

Department Chair

Sage Rose, PhD
Department Chair
Hagedorn Hall