Clinical Mental Health Counseling, BA/MA

Clinical Mental Health Counseling, BA/MA

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Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts in Counseling





Next Classes Start

August 27, 2024

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Program at a Glance

This CACREP-accredited program prepares you to work with individuals across the treatment spectrum. Select a track — generalist or addiction counseling — and supplement classes with community-based internships, independent studies, or faculty research. Upon graduation, you may meet the requirements for New Jersey licensure as a professional counselor, clinical alcohol and drug counselor, or both. You can also apply for national counselor certification.

Program Coordinator : Atsuko Seto,


  • full time: in as few as 5 years
  • part time: varies


  • On campus


  • generalist practice
  • addiction counseling

Who Should Pursue This Program?

This combined degree program is a perfect option if you are already enrolled in TCNJ’s accelerated three-year bachelor’s degree in psychology. You will complete the bachelor’s program in May of your third year and subsequently begin taking graduate courses in the summer session, which begins in June.


Alumni are well-positioned to succeed; 100% of the program’s Class of 2022 graduates who sought employment and responded to a TCNJ career survey indicated they were working in the counseling field. Graduates are prepared for counseling or supervisory positions in businesses, community or government agencies, colleges, and substance abuse organizations.

Engaged Faculty

Learn from nationally and internationally recognized faculty who are fully engaged with their students. Your professor knows your name and teaches all of your classes. You won’t find any TAs here.

Extensive Network

Study alongside peers with solid counseling experience, learn from faculty who have valuable contacts in their field, and benefit from an alumni community with strong professional connections.

As a first-year applicant, you must meet the eligibility requirements for the accelerated three-year bachelor’s degree in psychology. If you successfully maintain at least a 3.3 GPA and pass the standard counseling admissions interview at the end of the second year, you may then matriculate into the master’s program. You will not be subject to additional application fees.

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We consider applications on a space-available basis. You can apply up to and including the first day of the semester.

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The Department of Counselor Education provides program details, including curriculum requirements.

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TCNJ students pay undergraduate tuition and fees for the undergraduate portion of the program. When students matriculate into the graduate portion of the program, they pay graduate tuition and fees. Financial aid and assistantships are available.

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CACREP accredits master’s and doctoral degree programs in counseling and its specialties offered by colleges and universities in the United States and throughout the world.

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