The Master of Arts (M.A.) program in Clinical and Counseling Psychology prepares students for the professional practice of counseling, assessment and/or mental health research. The curriculum provides a solid grounding in both theories and interventions that can be applied to a wide variety of mental health, academic and research settings. We emphasize clinical skills, ethical responsibility, cultural competency, self-awareness, and current body of knowledge in the scientific, methodological and theoretical foundations of practice. Our program expects students to become compassionate and caring scientist-practitioners with motivation to continue learning and furthering their development throughout their professional careers. We are committed to social justice work and multiculturalism to better serve disadvantaged or marginalized groups in our society.
This program prepares our students for careers as Master’s level mental health clinicians, researchers, or to work in various human services settings. In addition, the program will offer a unique foundation for candidates pursuing doctoral-level studies.
The M.A in Clinical and Counseling Psychology program is accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) under the psychology academic standards for the period of July, 2015 through July, 2025.
- Please check back here for the admissions webinar in the summer.
In addition to the University’s admission requirements:
*Strong applicants who are deficient in any of the four prerequisite courses may be considered for admission if the applicant provides documented evidence of course equivalencies.
**Please note: The GRE is no longer required for admission.
March 1st (Priority for Graduate Assistantship)
May 1st (Final Deadline)
Non-degree status not available
All application materials should be submitted to PSYCAS, please do not fill out or send any materials via the WPU graduate admissions portal. For more information, visit our admissions page.
Uzma Ali, PhDGraduate Student Services Coordinator email@example.com 973-720-3500
Pei-Wen Winnie Ma, PhDDirector MAP@wpunj.edu
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