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Master of Arts (M.A.)

School Counseling (Online)

The online M.A. in School Counseling, offered through Seton Hall University's College of Human Development, Culture, and Media prepares competent, socially conscious and reflective counselors for work in ethnically, geographically and socially diverse K-12 educational settings. The program prepares school counselors to maximize the potential of all students through comprehensive developmental school counseling programs, and develops skills as competent school counselors and effective consultants, collaborators, advocates and leaders in an ever-changing global society.

This program is approved by the New Jersey Department of Education. The College of Human Development, Culture, and Media is CAEP accredited. The program of study meets the credentialing requirements set by the NJ Department of Education. Further, the program works to follow the standards set forth by the Master’s in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC).

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Attend a virtual information session, where you'll receive an overview of the program, meet our faculty and ask questions. Plus, attendees receive an application fee waiver just for attending!

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The Program

The M.A. in School Counseling is a 48-credit program consisting of foundation, counseling and clinical courses culminating in a school counselor internship. Throughout the program students gain the knowledge and skills to provide counseling, prevention and early identification services to help children and adolescents achieve optimal development. Students also learn how to empower students and their families to overcome educational difficulties through a multidisciplinary team intervention approach, and provide crisis intervention, disaster response and coping strategies to students and families in the school community.

School and Professional Counseling

Seton Hall's online school and professional counseling programs train people to be the best professionals in their field.

Admissions Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended 
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation* 
  • Personal statement 
  • Resume or C.V. 

* Recommendations from those familiar with the applicant’s academic and professional qualifications are preferredRecommendations from personal friends or family are not accepted. 

Application Deadlines 

  • The program accepts applications throughout the year and operates on a rolling admissions basis.  

Admissions Criteria and Prerequisites 

  • We do not require any prerequisite courses nor prior counseling experience 
  • Undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (or equivalent) preferred 


The faculty in the College of Human Development, Culture, and Media are expert researchers and practitioners in teacher and leader preparation as well as professional psychology and family therapy. Many are actively engaged with schools and community agencies, modeling best practices to their students in the university classroom and in the field. Collaboration within departments and across is encouraged with the recognition that supporting and improving the lives of children, families and communities is a complex process.

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The College of Human Development, Culture, and Media embodies the University’s commitment to pedagogical innovation, intellectual ferment and community engagement. Uniting scholars and students from four dynamic academic departments, the College provides cutting-edge, transdisciplinary inquiry into the stickiest problems of our time.

Our collaborative ethos is the hallmark of a Seton Hall education: an interdisciplinary approach to learning that grounds students firmly in their chosen discipline while expanding their perspectives through collaboration — setting them apart in their ability to lead in a variety of fields and solve pressing problems in society.

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