Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

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Traditional - 60 Credits

Purpose The Counseling Psychology program is a 60-credit program 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 prerequisites for completion of the National Counselor Examination and the criteria for the New Jersey Professional Counselor Licensee.

Program Goals

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of and competence in the practice of individual and group counseling
  • Acquire an appreciation for the role of the counselor in society and an understanding of the ethical and legal responsibilities associated with that role
  • Acquire a comprehensive understanding of the theories of adaptive and maladaptive human behavior and their applicability to assessment and promotion of improved human functioning
  • Develop competency in the design, conduct, and evaluation of counseling research; and acquire professional skills
  • Acquire extensive practical experience in counseling under supervision in appropriate field settings.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree in Psychology OR
    • Applicants with an undergraduate degree in another discipline will be required to take a series of prerequisite undergraduate psychology courses.
  • Completed application
  • Personal Statement
  • Interview
  • Original transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • GRE required (if the applicant has a GPA of less than 3.0)

Grading policy for the 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.

Counseling Psychology - Program Requirements and Audit Sheet

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