College of Education and Human Services
How Do I Apply?
  • For more information about the application process, click here »
  • To request a printed program application, please e-mail and refer to the M.A., School Counseling Program.
Application Deadlines

Deadlines for program admission are May 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester.

When Will You Make a Decision on My Application?

About a month before the admissions deadline for each semester, we will begin to invite qualified applicants to campus for an interview with program faculty. Following their interview, applicants should receive a decision within two weeks.

Additional Required Documents
  • Past academic history (official transcripts) of all graduate and undergraduate work.
  • Acceptable scores on the Graduate Records Exam (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

 Admissions Criteria and Prerequisites 
  • Candidates for admission must have earned either their undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited university.
  • Prior study in psychology is not required.
  • Applications are reviewed based on the entire application package; there are no fixed requirements for previous grades or test scores.


For School Counseling Inquiries:
Margaret Brady-Amoon, Ph.D.

(973) 275-2732

For general program inquiries:
(973) 275-2196

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