Seton Hall University's online Professional Counseling program is a combined, 60-credit, Master's and Education Specialist program. It has been developed for students who desire to prepare for a career as a professional mental health counselor. This degree provides students with skills and models of intervention grounded in theory.
The online M.A./Ed.S in Counseling is a 60-credit program consisting of 20, three-credit courses spread over 10 semesters. The program also requires two on-site residencies, which afford you the opportunity to meet face-to-face with professors and your peers in the program.
The Professional and School Counseling Programs at Seton Hall strive for academic excellence and meet the requirements for licensure as a professional counselor in the state of New Jersey and most other states in the country. The program has opted not to pursue accreditation through CACREP at this time, as this endorsement is not in line with the goals and mission of our program.
While the programs provide the necessary education and experience for licensure as a professional counselor in New Jersey and most other states, if students choose to pursue it, some states have specific requirements of which students should be aware. All incoming students are required to review their state of origin or preferred state regulations prior to admittance, and do so again in their first semester to outline additional requirements for licensure.