Chairperson: Dr. Kathy A. Gainor
The Department of Counseling grants two different Master of Arts degrees, and one doctoral degree, a Ph.D. in Counseling.
In the MA in Counseling program, students are prepared to work with diverse populations of all ages in the following areas: Community mental health counseling, addictions counseling, school counseling, and student affairs/higher education. Program concentrations in Community Counseling, School Counseling and Student Affairs Counseling in Higher Education are CACREP-accredited. 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 Ph.D. program in Counseling, the only one within a 248-mile radius, is a premier program with an excellent faculty. Students are prepared to work in the field of counseling as professors, clinicians, deans or high level student affairs professionals, directors of school counseling, and consultants.
Programs of Study
- Advanced Counseling Post Master's Certificate Program
- Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certificate Program
- Counseling, Addictions Counseling Concentration (M.A.)
- Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration (M.A.)
- Counseling, School Counseling Concentration (M.A.)
- Counseling, Student Affairs/Counseling in Higher Ed Concentration (M.A.)
- Counseling (Ph.D.)
- School Counselor, Post Master's Educational Services Certification
- Substance Awareness Coordinator, Educational Services Certification