MEd in Professional Counseling, School Counseling Concentration

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The MEd in professional counseling, school counseling concentration is a 60 credit masters program leading to certification as a school counselor in the state of New Jersey. The program consists of a common core of 42 Credits, 12 Credits specific to school counseling, and 2 electives. A New Jersey Standard Teacher's certificate is not required to obtain School Counseling Certification. 

View Requirements and Course Descriptions in the University Course Catalog
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Admission Requirements

  • Cumulative grade point average of no less than 2.75 on 4.00 scale or a master’s degree from an approved college/university.
  • Essay
  • Two professional letters of reference.
  • Interview with counseling faculty and writing sample.

Application Deadline

August 1st: Fall semester
December 1st: Spring semester
*Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space availability basis

*International students are advised to apply by:
April 1st: Fall (September intake)
November 1st: Spring (January intake)


Professor Meredith Drew
Program Director, Department of Special Education, Professional Counseling, and Disability Studies

Additional Information

In order to begin internship, students must successfully complete a student portfolio as well as passing the Pre-Internship Benchmark Exam (PIB). After successfully completing these requirements and the 60 Credits, the student is eligible to apply and be endorsed for the NJ School Counselor Certification.

*Please be advised that admissions requirements, curriculum, and course schedules are subject to modification without notice.

There are approximately 92 matriculated students in the Professional Counseling Program (2021-2022). Of those students, approximately 80% identify as female, 15% identify as male, and 10% identify as non-binary. The racial make-up of students is approximately 50% White, 32% Hispanic, 10% Black/African American, 1% Pacific Islander, 1% Asian, 1% Multi-Racial, and 14% unidentified. Approximately 95% of matriculated students graduate from the program in the expected time frame, three years for full time students and four years for part time students. We have a program completion rate of 95% along with a job placement rate of 95% for our students/graduates.

In 2022 there were 4 graduates from the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration and 9 graduates from the School Counseling Concentration. Out of the 13 graduates, all students completed the National Counselor Exam (NCE), resulting in a program pass rate of 87%, with Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration students achieving a 100% pass rate.