This 60-credit program prepares candidates for counseling positions in mental health agencies, hospitals, industry, and private practice. The program is accredited under the 2001 CACREP standards and meets the academic requirements for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and most other states; and for certification as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). Students may take additional courses to also qualify for the Student Assistance Coordinator (SAC) Certificate.

Group I (51 Credit hours required)

COUN-500 Introduction to Counseling Services
CNPY-502 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
COUN-550 Counseling Techniques Laboratory
COUN-520 Multicultural Counseling & Relationship Development
COUN-503 Group Counseling
COUN-505 Vocational/Career Development
COUN-508 Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
COUN-515 Substance Abuse Counseling
COUN-516 Strategies in Addiction Counseling
COUN-530 Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling and Psychopathology
CNPY-514 Psychopathology
CNPY-516 Advanced Psychopathology
EDPS-503 Human Growth and Development
COUN 585* Individual Counseling Practicum
COUN-590 Internship in Counseling Services I
COUN-591 Internship in Counseling Services II
COUN-660 Counseling Supervision **
Group II (6 semester hours) 
EDPS-520 Measurements, Tests & Assessments in Counseling
EDUC-500 Introduction to Research
Group III (3 credit hours required)  

You can take your elective anytime – but you should take required courses first. Three credit hours of an elective must be taken.  This elective is to be taken with permission of the program advisor. No elective is to be taken prior to COUN 500 without permission from a program advisor.

Statement on Transition to Master's of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling