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School Counseling, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, NJ,
The Master of Arts School Counseling offers students advanced programs of study in school counseling, clinical mental health counseling (generalist practice or substance abuse and addiction specialization) and marriage, couples and family counseling and therapy.

About

The School Counseling option within the MA degree program in Counselor Education is designed to qualify eligible students for state certification in School Counseling at the elementary and secondary levels. Prior to the beginning of the program students attend an orientation and are required to review the Department’s online Student Manual which details the curriculum, policies and procedures of the program. In addition, students attend a clinical orientation and are asked to read the Department’s online Clinical Manual prior to enrolling in the clinical sequence of the program in order to prepare them for this capstone experience.

The Department of Counselor Education at The College of New Jersey has been accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) in the program area of School Counseling since 1991.

The School Counseling option (CPSA) will qualify students for New Jersey and Pennsylvania state certification in School Counseling at the elementary and secondary levels.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction: Individual, Family and Society
  • Substance Abuse Education and Prevention

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Application Form
  • Application Fee
  • Transcripts
  • Recommendations
  • National Standardized Admission Test
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) from them.
  • Student Essay
  • Resume / CV
  • Enrollment Deposit
  • Health Information Requirement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10986 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10986 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    10986 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10986 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    7117 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7117 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Ewing

  • 1024 - 2520 USD/month
    Living Costs

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