School Counseling, MA

School Counseling, MA

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Master of Arts in Counseling





Next Classes Start

May 20, 2024

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Program at a Glance

This CACREP-accredited, 60-credit program qualifies eligible students for state certification in school counseling and prepares you to work with diverse populations across the preK–12th grade spectrum. Once you graduate, you'll be eligible to pursue your LAC/LPC licensure, which can open up additional career paths. You can also take courses as part of the International School Counseling Program, offered in Portugal during the summer.

Program Coordinator : Kathleen Grant,


  • full time: 2.5–3 years
  • part time: up to 6 years


  • On campus


  • school counselor


  • courses


  • credits


  • per credit

Who Should Pursue This Program?

This program is a good fit for those who want to make a difference in the lives of students, families, and communities by supporting student growth and ability to thrive. It’s designed for those who want to bring about positive systemic change in these groups, who care deeply about youth, and who are invested in creating change in schools.


Alumni have a track record of success; 100% of the program’s Class of 2022 graduates who sought employment and responded to a TCNJ career survey indicated they worked in the school counseling field. Our nationally accredited MA in School Counseling prepares clinicians to work with diverse populations in a variety of elementary and secondary school settings.

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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