Master of Arts in School Counseling

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Traditional - 48 Credits

The Master of Arts in School Counseling program trains individuals to perform school counseling services such as the study and assessment of individual pupils with respect to their status, abilities, interest and needs. It trains students to counsel with administrators, teachers, students and parents regarding personal, social, educational, and vocational plans and programs. This degree also trains students to develop cooperative relationships with community agencies in assisting children and families. This program has been approved by the New Jersey State Department of Education for certification as a New Jersey School Counselor.

Program Goals

  • Develop a thorough understanding of and competence in the practice of individual and group counseling
  • To acquire an appreciation for the role of the counselor in society and an understanding of the ethical and legal responsibilities associated with that role
  • To acquire a comprehensive understanding of human growth and development
  • Develop competency in understanding of psychological testing and evaluation
  • To acquire professional skills and practical experience in the provision of counseling services in a school setting

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
  • Original transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Personal Statement
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • No GRE required

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.

School Counseling - Program Requirements and Audit Sheet

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