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Jill Caruso, Psy.D.
Director, Counseling Psychology M.A. Programs

Henderson Hall 222C

Phone: (973) 290-4107

M.A. in Counseling Psychology

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Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at Saint Elizabeth University is a 30-credit foundational program that also offers students the option to specialize in mental health counseling and school counseling. Additionally, applicants who already hold a graduate degree in counseling can apply as visiting students to complete course work required for certification or licensure.

The counseling psychology curriculum provides a solid professional foundation for all students – whether seeking to enter a doctoral program, or seeking professional expertise in school counseling or mental health counseling. The curriculum encourages students to consider the helping relationship in light of current trends and challenges and will help develop the expertise to meet these challenges.

Unique Elements

  • Program specializations:
    • Counseling psychology
    • Mental health counseling, approved curriculum, N.J. Professional Counselor Examiners Committee
    • School counseling, endorsed by the N.J. Department of Education
    • Visiting students may complete coursework required for certification or licensure.
  • Allows students to start in any semester (spring, summer and fall).
  • Part-time enrollment at convenient times.
  • Small class size maximizes learning and interaction with highly credentialed faculty members.
  • Provides a rigorous foundation in research and quantitative methods, particularly in outcomes assessment.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Official Transcripts
  • Current Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • 500-word Personal Statement (1-2 pages)

*Unofficial transcripts, resume, letters of recommendation and essay can be submitted as part of the online application.

For International Students:

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. International transcripts must be evaluated by NACES (i.e. WES) on a course by course basis.
  • TOEFL/IELTS (if necessary)


For additional program information, contact:

Graduate Psychology Program
(973) 290-4105

For admission information, contact:

Erin Zirkel
Admissions Counselor
Graduate and Continuing Studies
(973) 290-4605