Photo of students during counseling session.

Counseling Department

Chairperson: Dr. Dana Heller Levitt

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

MA Counseling:
PhD Counseling:
Certificate Programs:

The Department of Counseling grants a Master of Arts degree, and a Doctoral degree, as well as
four certificate programs.

In the MA in Counseling program, students are prepared to work with diverse populations of all ages in the following areas: addictions counseling, community mental health counseling, school counseling and student affairs/higher education. Program concentrations in Addictions Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling are CACREP-accredited.

The department also offers a MA in Student Affairs Counseling in Higher Education. In addition, the department offers two post-master’s programs for professional development, one leading to gaining the requirements for New Jersey Licensed Professional Counselor (LAC/LPC), and the other leading directly toward New Jersey State School Counselor certification.

The department also houses a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) certificate program and a Student Assistance Coordinator (STAC) certification program. The Ph.D. program in Counseling is CACREP-accredited and nationally recognized for its faculty and graduates. Students are prepared to work in the field of counseling as professors, advanced clinicians, deans, or high-level student affairs professionals, and consultants (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 for Community Health 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.