MA in Counseling w/ CONC: Student Affairs/Higher Education

Coordinator: Dr. Amanda Baden
Office: University Hall, Room 3211
Phone Number: (973) 655-7216


College and university campuses rely on master’s level professionals in several capacities. The Student Affairs/Higher Education concentration prepares professionals to work on college campuses in several student services capacities. Career services, student affairs, academic advising, student activities, international programs, and other student-focused offices employ our graduates. The program, which is CACREP accredited, has a strong emphasis on a counseling foundation to prepare professionals who maintain a developmental approach to their work with students.

Coursework in the Student Affairs/Higher Education program includes core courses in counseling as well as electives specific to the work of student affairs professionals. The program consists of 48 credit hours, including 3 semesters of fieldwork. Full-time and part-time study are available for students, with most courses offered in the evenings and other arrangements to accommodate work schedules. Please note that students must have flexibility to complete the fieldwork experiences at an approved site during the latter portion of their time in the program. Full-time students can generally complete the 48 credit hour program in 2 ½ to 3 calendar years. Many core courses are offered in the summer session to facilitate timely completion of the degree.

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Counseling - Masters, Certification and Certificate Programs Brochure
The Counseling programs at Montclair State University prepare students to become multiculturally competent counselors in a variety of work settings. Students are prepared to work with diverse populations in elementary and secondary schools, community agencies, student affairs positions in colleges and universities, and substance abuse treatment facilities.

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