This program is designed for individuals with a bachelor’s degree who wish to pursue a license-eligible degree in professional counseling. The combined program has a 48- credit master’s which provides foundational courses for understanding individual and systems behavior. The Ed.S. program is comprised of an additional 12 credits of advanced- level practice and knowledge courses. The total credits for the combined M.A./Ed.S. degree programs is 60, which meets the academic requirements for licensure as a Professional Counselor in New Jersey and most states around the country. A capstone project or the equivalent is required of all students prior to program completion.
Note: The online Ed.S. degree is available only to students who have completed the M.A. requirements for their combined degree from Seton Hall University.
The last day to submit application materials for admission on-campus delivery is May 1 for fall admission and November 1 for spring admission. Applicants must submit the following:
- A completed graduate application and fee;
- Three letters of recommendation. Recommendations must be from person(s) who can attest to your relational abilities, fit with the counseling profession, and capacity for graduate study (e.g., prior clinical supervisor);
- Personal Statement, which includes a description of prior related work experience, qualifications, goals for self in the program, and professional goals;
- Official copies of all previous graduate transcript; and
Data obtained from these sources provide information regarding student diversity, interests, and prior academic accomplishments in relation to program goals.
Residency Requirement (Online Delivery)
The online delivery method requires students to attend two on-site residencies. The first residency is held the first semester at the beginning of the program for a weekend-long training, and the second residency is held the following year for a weekend-long training.