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Curriculum: M.A., Ed.S. Professional Counseling

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.

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