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Professional Counseling, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, NJ,
The M.A. in Counseling/Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Professional Counseling prepares students to promote optimal human development and empower clients to solve personal, interpersonal, career and other mental health problems, using a wellness model to diagnose, counsel and implement treatment for these clients.

About

The M.A. in Counseling/Ed.S. in Professional Counseling includes a 48-credit master's program and an additional 12 credits of advanced-level practice and knowledge courses for a total of 60 credits. The program provides foundational courses for understanding individual and systems behavior. Throughout the duration of the program students will gain knowledge and skills in individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, prevention, consultation, lifespan development, career counseling, advocacy, and multiculturalism.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Orientation to Professional Counseling
  • Counseling Theory
  • Psychology of Human Development
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Appraisal and Assessment in Counseling
  • Stat Theory and Computer Applications
  • Counselor Ethics in Practice
  • Multicultural Counseling and Psychology
  • Counseling and Community Agencies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • A completed graduate application
  • Official transcripts of all graduate and undergraduate work
  • Acceptable scores on the GRE (taken within the last 5 years). Psychology subtest not required.
  • Three letters of recommendation, one should be from a person who can attest to the candidate's ability to interact with others, fit with the counseling profession, and capacity for graduate study (e.g., prior clinical supervisor).
  • Personal statement, which includes a description of prior related work experience, qualifications, goals for self in the program, and professional goals.
  • A resume
  • A personal interview
  • $75 application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1212 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1212 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    1212 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1212 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    1212 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1212 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for South Orange

  • 1702 - 4190 USD/month
    Living Costs

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