Cazenovia College’s First Graduate Program


Cazenovia College is offering its first ever graduate program in the school’s 195 year history. Students can get a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling.

“Our students about 7 or 8 years ago said we really want a counseling graduate program,” said Mary Handley, program director. “So it’s significant, because one it’s our very first program but two because our students want it, and we need it in the community.”

Sara Haag, director of family services from Liberty Resources agrees The need is huge. Our vulnerable populations need a lot of help and assistance. A vulnerable population is people suffering from low income, folks that are struggling with mental health concerns, folks that are fleeing from abuse.

Jobs that come with this degree can range anywhere from a therapist to recovery and other jobs working in the counseling realm.

The master’s degree is open to anyone in the community. You are required to have a bachelor’s degree, an intro to counseling class, a 3.2 GPA, and you have to complete an application with an intensive essay.  

Cazenovia College is hosting an open house Tuesday June 4th from 4pm to 7pm for anyone interested in the program. For more information visit

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