Graduate Studies Programs

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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Offered in the Traditional, Accelerated, and Online Acceleratedformats


Grading Policy for Counseling 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.

Auditing Undergraduate Classes Students who are required to complete undergraduate foundation courses may request that they be taken as an official audit. Students choosing this option must designate such at the time of registration or by the end of the first week of the respective semester in which the courses are taken. Audited courses are recorded on the student’s permanent record as an “AU,” and cannot be converted to a letter grade.

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 Clinical Counseling

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 Student Assistance Coordinator (SAC) Certification is a 27-credit program for counseling professionals preparing them to assist K-12 students in coping with emotional, psychological, and/or behavioral issues. The SAC provides in-school assessment, crisis intervention, and counseling and referral services to any student who may be experiencing personal, family, and/or peer difficulties. The goal is to support the students and prevent personal difficulties from interfering with their success in school. This program meets the certification requirements for the New Jersey Department of Education.


Non-Matriculated Education Students - Graduate Admissions Procedure

A student enrolling in an education graduate course, but not intending to complete an education graduate degree program at Centenary College is classified as non-matriculated. Students will be limited to graduate education courses designated by the prefix GED. 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 information required for admission is a completed application designating non-matriculated status, an official transcript from your bachelor degree granting institution, a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA from your degree granting institution, and a copy of your 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. For more information, please contact the Graduate Admissions Office at 1-877-236-4723.

Non-matriculated students may be eligible for limited financial aid. For information on financial aid, students are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office at extension 2350 or to visit the financial aid website at

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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