Frequently Asked Questions: Clinical Mental Health Counseling MS

How many students are there in a class? 
Our graduate program class sizes are small. We only accept 15 new students per year. This provides more opportunities for students to participate and have more interactions with their professors and their peers.

Is there a standardized entrance exam required for the program?
Cazenovia College does not require a graduate level standardized test (GRE, GMAT, etc.) for application to the program. We have other requirements within the application process that better assist us in the review process. Some of the requirements are letters of recommendation, a professional fit essay, and an interview with the program directors.

What is the primary classroom format for this program?
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling MS at Cazenovia College was setup with working students in mind. The majority of our classes are offered in person and are late afternoon and evening. There are a few courses held online or in a hybrid format.

Is financial aid available to graduate students?
Federal financial aid is available to eligible graduate students through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application. Cazenovia College’s school code is 002685. Eligible graduate students who complete a FAFSA may be considered for unsubsidized federal student loans and graduate plus loans. More information on graduate level financial aid can be found here

Does Cazenovia’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling MS lead to licensure?
Cazenovia College’s program is considered as licensure qualifying through New York State for Mental Health Counseling. The listing on the New York State website can be found here

Can I enroll in the program as a part-time student?
The graduate program is primarily set up for full-time students. However, if space allows; we may accept part-time students into the program on a case by case basis. Requests can be made by contacting the graduate program coordinator via email at alberry@cazenovia.edu or by phone 315.655.7107.

What is the cost for the program?
Cazenovia College set a flat tuition rate for full-time graduate students. For the 2019-2020 cohort, the tuition is $28,800 for the two-year program.

Does Cazenovia College offer room and board for graduate students?
The college currently only offers undergraduate housing. Depending on availability, requests for graduate housing will be considered on a case by case basis. Requests can be made by contacting the graduate program coordinator via email at alberry@cazenovia.edu or by phone 315.655.7107.