College of Education and Human Services
Curriculum

General Approach
The Master's degree in Counseling is a 48-credit program, which provides foundational courses for understanding individual and systems behavior. The combined M.A./Ed.S. program in Professional Counseling is comprised of the M.A. in Counseling curriculum plus an additional 12 credits of advanced-level practice and knowledge courses. The total credits for the combined M.A./Ed.S. are 60, which meets the academic requirements for licensure as a Professional Counselor in New Jersey and most other states.  A capstone project is required of all students prior to program completion, and this is usually completed in the final semester of field placement.
 
Coursework:

M.A., Professional Counseling Degree Requirements (48 credits minimum)

CPSY 6302  Orientation to Professional Counseling  
CPSY 6002  Counseling Theory  
CPSY 6102  Psychology of Human Development    
 
CPSY 6103  Abnormal Psychology  
CPSY 6005  Appraisal and Assessment in Counseling  
CPSY 7005  Stat Theory and Computer Applications I  
CPSY 7001  Counselor Ethics in Practice  
CPSY 8100  Multicultural Counseling and Psychology  
CPSY 6303  Counseling and Community Agencies  
CPSY 6003  Counseling Skills  
CPSY 6301  Career Development and Counseling  
CPSY 7101  Research Methods  
CPSY 6316   Group Counseling (prerequisites: CPSY6002 and CPSY6003)  
CPSY 7310  Practicum in Counseling (prerequisites: CPSY6316 and program approval)  
CPSY 7380  Internship in Counseling I  
CPSY 7381   Internship in Counseling II  


Ed.S., Professional Counseling Degree Requirements

     
CPSY 6310
Etiology and Treatment of Addictions  
CPSY 8520 Seminar in Psychopathology (prerequisite: 6103)  
CPSY 6601 Couple & Family Dynamics: Systemic Perspectives  
CPSY 7383 Internship in Counseling III  

Note: All classes are 3 credits unless otherwise indicated.

Program Director:
John E. Smith, Ed.D.

(973) 275-2731
john.smith@shu.edu

For Counseling Program Inquiries:
Margaret Farrelly Ph.D

margaret.farrelly@shu.edu

For general program inquiries:
(973) 275-2196

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