Do you have a heart for helping others overcome social issues, addictions or mental health problems? The right graduate education can help you make a world of difference in the lives of those who truly need a helping hand.
Montclair State University offers graduate degree and certificate programs to help you acquire or further develop the professional skills you need to work with diverse populations in school counseling, clinical mental health counseling and addictions counseling.
PhD in Counseling
In our CACREP accredited doctor of counseling program, you’ll gain the expertise you need to work as faculty and as an administrator in colleges and universities, advanced clinicians and supervisors in mental health agencies and private practice, consultants, and school and agency leaders.
MA in Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration
CACREP-accredited, our program consists of 60 credit hours with three full semesters of fieldwork. You’ll work with special issues including family and couples work, eating disorders, mental health transition, and other related issues of developmental challenges. Courses meet the academic requirements for initial counselor licensure (Licensed Associate Counselor, LAC) and eventually towards an independent license (Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC).
MA in Counseling, Student Affairs/Counseling in Higher Ed Concentration
This program will prepare you for professional positions on college and university campuses in a number of student services capacities. In 48 credit hours, with three semesters of fieldwork, you’ll learn what it takes to pursue a career in career services, student affairs, academic advising, student activities, international programs, and other student-focused offices.
School Counselor Educational Services Graduate Certificate
Featuring two semesters of K-12 field experience, this 18-21 credit program is designed to fulfill national standards for school counselors, and the educational requirements of the New Jersey Department of Education for Certified School Counselors. A master’s degree in counseling or clinical social work is required.Read More
Director of School Counseling Services, Educational Services Certificate
The Director of School Counseling Services Certification authorizes the holder to serve as a director, administrator, or supervisor of school counseling services, including the supervision of educational activities in areas related to and within the counseling program in grades preschool through 12.
MA in Counseling, Addictions Counseling Concentration
With 60 credit hours, including three semesters of fieldwork, this program will prepare you for work with populations who are in recovery for various addictions (chemical and behavioral). Coursework meets requirements for the Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) and the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) credentials. It is currently under review for accreditation by the Council of Accreditation and Counseling Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
MA in Counseling, School Counseling Concentration
With 48 credit hours, including three semesters of fieldwork, this program will help you pursue a career as a K-12 school counselor in both public and private schools. You’ll cover programs consistent with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model. After graduation, you’ll be eligible for school counselor certification in New Jersey, a required credential for the profession.
Advanced Counseling Graduate Certificate
Through an individualized program of study based on program and state requirements, this 9-21 credit hour opportunity is designed to fulfill state-level and national standards for Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC). A master’s degree in counseling is required to apply, and you may be required to complete a clinical internship.Read More
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certificate
The master’s level courses in your 18-credit program fulfill the educational requirements set by the Addiction Professionals Certification Board of New Jersey (APCBNJ) for CADC and LCADC eligibility. The Fast-Track CADC option lets students with full-time jobs complete the program in two semesters through both hybrid and online formats.Read More
Substance Awareness Coordinator, Educational Services Certificate
The 24-credit Substance Awareness Coordinator program lets you fulfill the educational requirements required by the New Jersey Department of Education to become a Substance Awareness Coordinator/Student Assistance Coordinator in K-12 New Jersey schools. You need a school certification (i.e. teacher, school nurse) or a master’s degree to apply for the program.