Stockton Offers New Master of Arts in Counseling
Galloway, N.J. - Stockton University is now accepting applications for a new Master of Arts in Counseling program that will begin in September 2019.
The 60-credit two-year program includes a 100-hour practicum and a 600-hour internship, including 120 hours of direct client contact and 180 hours of indirect client services.
Classes will be held at Stockton’s Kramer Hall, 30 Front St. in Hammonton, and some courses may be offered as hybrid classes with both online and in-class components.
Graduates of the program will be qualified to take the National Counselor Exam (NCE), which is administered by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). Passing the NCE exam qualifies graduates as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC).
Graduates who have passed the NCE will also be qualified to apply for licensure in the State of New Jersey as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) after an additional 4,500 hours of supervised experience. This license allows them to work as counselors in non-profit organizations, for profit organizations, or in private practice in New Jersey. Graduates will also be eligible to apply for a specialty designation in any of the following: clinical mental health, addictions, career, school counselor or gerontology.
Courses will educate students about the best practices in mental health and human services and train students to work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, social service agencies and residential treatment centers. Graduates will be prepared to enter the workforce in entry-level positions in counseling and social services.
Applicants must have prerequisite skills and knowledge in statistics and experimental psychology and have taken at least one course in either child development or personality psychology and earned a grade of B or better. A minimum GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scales is required.
The deadline for applications for the fall 2019 semester is Feb. 1, 2019.
The program is directed by Professor of Psychology Sara Martino.
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