Program Structure


Program Structure

  • The program offers two tracks:  

    A)     M.A. Clinical & Counseling Psychology:  Non Licensure track (48 credits). Please note that Practicum I and II are required for all students, including those in the non-licensure track. However, the non-licensure track does not include the summer courses that are required for those in the licensure track.
    B)     M.A. Clinical & Counseling Psychology:  Licensure track (60 credits): Students graduating from the 60-credit program are eligible to apply for licensure as Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) in the State of New Jersey. A Licensed Associated Counselor may practice counseling under the supervision of a qualified professional and accrue 4,500 supervised clinical hours necessary to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in New Jersey.
  • Incoming students are automatically enrolled in the Licensure track, 60-credit program. Those who wish to be changed into the 48-credit track can do so before the summer of their first year or later on in the program.  
  • The program can be completed on a full-time basis (12 credits per semester) in two years or on a part-time basis in three to five years.

  • Graduation requirement include 600 hours of supervised fieldwork experience (practicum). Practicum experience are arranged individually based on students’ interest. 

The program will provide sufficient flexibility so that students can pursue a graduate education while they balance other roles in their lives. We offer both in-person classes during daytime (for example, Tuesday 9:30 am – 12 pm and 2 pm-4:30 pm) and evening online, synchronous courses that meet over Zoom to accommodate those with employment during the day.

Our online synchronous classes are intended to increase flexibility for New Jersey (and nearby states) applicants and nontraditional students. Some in-person meetings may be scheduled during the academic year. The clinical practicum experience during the second year will also place students in sites that are in New Jersey (or nearby) and provide services in person.

Summer session classes are all delivered in online, asynchronous format, except for those who are enrolled in the Summer Practicum course which will have a zoom class scheduled on a weekly basis.