Graduate Studies Programs

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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Offered in the Traditional, Accelerated, Online Accelerated, and Saturday formats

Counseling and Psychology

Grading Policy for Counseling and Psychology Programs

  • Graduate students must have a GPA of 3.0 in order to receive a degree.
  • Any graduate student who receives more than one grade of C (to include C+, C, and C-) will be dismissed from the program.
  • No grades of D will be given (anything lower than a C- is an F).
  • A grade of F will result in dismissal from the program.

Master of Arts in Counseling

This is a 45 credit degree program that is designed to provide graduates with fundamental competencies in the theory and practice of counseling.

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

This is a 60 credit degree program designed to promote student appreciation for the role of the professional counselor, develop a thorough understanding of the theory and practice of counseling, and acquire mastery of the skills inherent to the profession. Students completing this program acquire the academic preparation that is prerequisite for completion of the National Counselor Examination and the academic qualifying criteria for the New Jersey Professional Counselor licensure.

Master of Arts in School Counseling

This is a 48 credit degree program designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills commonly used by school counselors. This program certifies the student to be a New Jersey School Counselor.

Student Assistance Coordinator (SAC) Certification

The SAC program consists of 27 credits. The program is structured to promote student appreciation for the role of the professional counselor, to develop a thorough understanding of the theory and practice of counseling, and to acquire mastery of the skills inherent to the program. This program meets the requirements for completion by the New Jersey Department of Education.


Non-Matriculated Education Students - Graduate Admissions Procedure

Graduate Admissions Procedures for Non-Matriculated Education Students

Any student enrolling in an education graduate course, but not intending to complete an education graduate degree program at Centenary College, may take 2 courses (6 credits) at non-matriculated status. Students will be limited to education courses only designated by the prefix GED. Upon completion of 2 courses the student will not be permitted to enroll in any additional courses unless and until he/she fully matriculates into a graduate program. The student will be monitored by a graduate enrollment counselor from the point of application. The graduate admissions counselor will serve as the student’s advisor for the 2 courses. After the student has registered for his/her first course, a manual registration hold will be placed on the student’s record to prevent him/her from registering without the advisor. The Registrar’s office will be notified of these students as well. As the student is registering for his/her second course, they will need to make a decision on whether or not they will continue taking courses at Centenary.

Should a student decide on continuing to complete a degree at Centenary, the student must meet the required 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA. In addition he/she must also provide any other documentation that is required for full matriculation, including but not limited to, letters of recommendation, personal statements, official transcripts, etc.

As a non-matriculated student, the only information that will be required for admission is a completed application designating non-matriculated status, an official transcript from the bachelors degree granting institution and a copy of his/her teaching certification or Educational Services Certificate (Standard Certificate or Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing). Acceptance as a non-matriculated student does not guarantee admission into a graduate degree program.

Master of Arts in Education: Educational Leadership (Principal Licensure)

This is a 39 credit program is designed to prepare educators for leadership roles in the public schools.

Master of Arts in Education: Instructional Leadership

This 36 credit program is designed to enhance the competencies, knowledge, and skills of educational professionals in the areas of design, implementation, practice, and assessment of instructional programs.

Master of Arts in Special Education

This 39 or 36 credit program is designed to provide its students with the ability to understand and embrace diversity and to become leaders who guide others toward change in creating a learning environment in which all individuals are allowed and encouraged to maximize their potential.

Master of Education: Educational Practice (Online)

This is a 36 credit program that is a unique and innovative online graduate program, specifically designed to meet the distinctive needs of the K-12 school teacher – preparing them to address the challenges of the 21st century classroom.

Master of Education: in Reading with a N.J Reading Specialist Certification

This is a 33 credit program that will enable the students to meet the State requirements for the New Jersey Reading Specialist Certification while completing a Masters of Education degree. This certification enables a teacher to provide reading/literacy instruction in Kindergarten through grade 12.

Teacher of Students With Disabilities Certification

This 21 credit certification program will assist those with a bachelors degree and a general education certification the knowledge and skills to work with students with learning disabilities.


Master of Arts in Leadership and Public Administration

This 30 credit program is designed to provide baccalaureate-level students with a means to continue to develop their careers in public service.


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