College Counseling and Student Services

DEGREE OFFERED:

M.A. in Counseling
Option: College Counseling and Student Services

CAMPUS OPTIONS:

  • Main Campus (Union, NJ)

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Fall Entry:       March 1
Spring Entry:  November 1  (Main/Union Campus)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The primary goal of the 48 credit Master of Arts in Counselor Education, College Counseling and Student Services option, is to prepare professionally educated and trained counselors to work as College Counselors or Student Affairs Professionals in a variety of higher education settings. Students in the program will be provided with a common core of professional counseling competencies based on national standards, specialized studies in the field of College counseling and Student Services and supervised experiences in college counseling, student development, or college student services.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the University’s admissions requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • 3.0 cumulative grade point average (lower GPA’s will be considered based on overall strength of application)
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Departmental interview may be required
  • Personal statement
  • Professional Resume/CV
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). Exceptions can be made for students who have completed at least 6 credits of college level English courses from a U.S. institution, or who have submitted SAT or ACT exam scores.

This program does NOT require the GRE for admissions

The overall decision on an applicant's candidacy weighs multiple factors on the application, with the GPA being only one part.  Experiences (volunteer, personal life events, etc.) and/or employment that enhance the applicant's chances of being employed in their chosen option after graduating and a maturity in their career choice are considered in the decision making process.  The Personal Statement reflecting the aforementioned qualities plays a significant role in the applicant's overall ranking and whether an interview may be required.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • All applicants who are offered admission are conditionally accepted; following successful completion of the nine credit core courses, students are reviewed by faculty to advance to full matriculation
  • 48 credits
  • Practicum and internships
  • Three semester specialization courses 
  • Passing score on the Clinical Professional Counseling Exam (CPCE)
     

CORE COURSES - 9 CREDITS

CED 5910

Orientation to Professional Counseling

3 credits

CED 5962

Group Process in Counseling

3 credits

CED 5950

Counseling Skills

3 credits

Students must be fully admitted by the selection committee following completion of the three core courses

REQUIRED COURSES – 21 CREDITS

CED 5050

Appraisal and Assessment in Counseling

3 credits

CED 5915

Multicultural Counseling

3 credits

CED 5925

Counseling Perspectives in Human Development

3 credits

CED 5963

Theory and Practice of Group Counseling

3 credits

CED 5975

Career Counseling and Development

3 credits

CED 5979

Diagnosis and Treatment of Psychopathology

3 credits

CED 5997

Research Methods in Counseling

3 credits

SPECIALIZED COURSES – 9 CREDITS

CED 5501 Introduction to Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling 3 credits
CED 5631 College Student Services and Counseling 3 credits
CED 5632

College Student Counseling Development

3 credits

PRACTICUM AND INTERNSHIP COURSES - 9 CREDITS

CED 5980

Practicum in Counseling

3 credits

CED 5985

Internship in Counseling I 

3 credits

CED 5986

Internship in Counseling II 

3 credits

TOTAL OF 48 CREDITS TO COMPLETE PROGRAM

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION

Please contact one of our
Graduate Admissions Counselors

Program coordinator

DR. J. BARRY MASCARI
East Campus, Room 307
T. 908.737.5954
jmascari@kean.edu

 

Updated 4/3/2017