Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MA

Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MA

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Master of Arts in Counseling





Next Classes Start

August 27, 2024

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Program at a Glance

This 60-credit, 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 NJ 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: 2.5–3 years
  • part time: up to 6 years


  • On campus


  • generalist practice
  • addiction counseling


  • courses


  • credits


  • per credit

Who Should Pursue This Program?

Consider this program if you’re an experienced human services professional or a recent college graduate who would like to work as a general counselor or addiction specialist. It’s also a good fit if you’re planning to pursue a doctoral program after graduation.


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.

For your application to be considered complete, you must submit the online application and all supplemental documents.

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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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We offer the same tuition rates no matter where you live. And there are a range of financial aid and assistantship options for TCNJ graduate students.

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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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