Photo of students during counseling session.

Counseling Department

For general inquiries, please note the addresses for our programs:

MA Counseling:
PhD Counseling:
Certificate Programs:

The Department of Counseling grants one Master of Arts degree, one Doctoral degree, and several certificate programs.

In the MA in Counseling program, students are prepared to work with diverse populations of all ages in the following four areas: Addictions Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling and Student Affairs/Higher Education. Program concentrations in Addictions Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) under the 2016 standards through 2025. The concentration in Student Affairs Counseling in Higher Education was CACREP-accredited through Spring of 2017. CACREP changed the focus of their accreditation from Student Affairs in Higher Education to College Counseling and Student Affairs, designed to prepare graduates specifically for positions in college and university counseling centers. We decided not to pursue accreditation in that concentration as most of our students in the Student Affairs concentration seek broader student affairs positions.

The PhD program in Counseling is the only face to face CACREP accredited PhD program in New Jersey. Students are prepared to work in the field of counseling as educators, administrators and advanced practitioners with a social justice and advocacy emphasis.

Contact Counseling
University Hall Room 2128

Hours of Operation

Between September and May, all academic departments in the College of Education and Human Services will be open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

During the summer months, from June through August, the University is closed on Fridays. College departments and offices are open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.