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Program in Counseling Psychology College of Education and Human Services Seton Hall University

  • South Orange, NJ
  • Private
  • Suburban
  • 81%19%
    student ratio
  • 252
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • January 15
    fall application deadline
  • 39%
    acceptance rate
  • 2 Degrees
    degrees offered


Distance Learning Program

SetonWorldWide, Seton Hall's online campus, provides learners with the opportunity to earn a Seton Hall University degree in an e-learning environment that allows the working professional to fit their education into their busy lifestyle.

Delivery Media

Learners access their online course rooms using an Internet connection--anytime, anywhere. This 24/7 access allows course study and interaction in a flexible user-friendly environment.

Programs of Study

Seton Hall University's online counseling degrees follow a predetermined set of courses and are designed to expertly train students of diverse backgrounds, providing them with a solid, general knowledge base and clinical preparation for advanced work in the mental-health field or in the field of school counseling. The program's primary goal is to provide students with a thorough grounding in the theories, skills, and models of interventions essential to function effectively as counselors in a variety of settings.

The 48-credit curriculum provides students with a thorough background in individual counseling and group counseling skills and theory; clinical practice and ethical, professional, and legal issues in counseling; social and cultural factors in counseling; human development across the life span; work, leisure, and career development theories and interventions; appraisal and assessment issues in counseling; the application of research methodology and statistics to understand mental-health issues; and the role and function of community mental-health agencies.

Seton Hall University's 48-credit online Master of Arts in School Counseling program prepares students for work in educational settings as school guidance counselors and may lead to certification as a school counselor in certain states. The program in school counseling emphasizes the development of competence, social consciousness, and reflection. Students are trained to work in ethnically, geographically, and socially diverse K--12 settings. This program promotes three major counseling functions within the context of school settings: prevention and intervention of personal and interpersonal concerns, fostering of optimal human development, and coordination of care services for students within school systems. Students begin the program learning the basics of counseling skills and foundational theories, and they end the program transitioning from a three-semester applied clinical experience.

Special Programs

A clinical experience is a part of the master's degree. Students receive individual counseling, guidance, and support from dedicated faculty members throughout this aspect of the program to ensure the most professional experience possible during the practicum and internship.

The program curriculum meets many state requirements for licensure. For students requiring an additional number of courses, Seton Hall University offers a 12-credit sequence of courses or a post-masters licensure program online.

Students who are completing the M.A. in Counseling program can also enroll in the 12-credit post-master's School Counselor Certificate program that meets many state requirements for certification as a school counselor in grades K--12, and they can enroll in a post-masters licensing sequence if additional courses are needed.

Student Services

Seton Hall provides online support and assistance throughout the program and learners have online access to Seton Hall University's extensive library resources.

Credit Options

This program is open only to those who are matriculating as new students. Transfer credits are accepted on a selective individual basis.


The program uses Seton Hall University faculty members as well as qualified adjunct professors who are leading experts and practitioners in the field of counseling. Faculty members also engage in traditional classroom teaching and learning. Students have a variety of instructors, all highly qualified. All course facilitators meet requirements as instructors.


All applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and submit three letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and a resume. GRE or MAT scores may be waived in individual cases.

Tuition and Fees

The total cost of the 48-credit program is $34,000. This includes all fees, except for the application fee, and all expenses, including books and other materials and room and meals for the short on-campus residencies. Computer equipment, software, Internet access, and travel expenses to the residencies are not covered.

Financial Aid

There are various options for financing a degree from Seton Hall University. In order to be eligible for financial aid, a student must be accepted into a degree program. Financial aid for graduate students is available in the form of a FFELP/Stafford Loan, an alternative loan, or a personal loan. Another option available to students is a budget plan that divides tuition costs into monthly payments. Students are encouraged to check with their human resources departments to determine what educational assistance or tuition reimbursement programs may be available.

To be considered for any federal, state or University financial aid programs administered by Seton Hall, students must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This free form is used to determine a student's eligibility for all financial aid programs. The FAFSA application can be completed online at The Seton Hall University school code for FAFSA is 002632.


Applicants must submit the completed online application, the $50 nonrefundable application fee, transcripts from all undergraduate or graduate institutions attended, GRE or MAT scores (may be waived in individual cases), TOEFL scores (if applicable), three letters of recommendation, a resume, and a personal statement.


Rosalie Maiorella, Program Administrator

Presidents Hall, Room 324

Seton Hall University

400 South Orange Avenue

South Orange, New Jersey 07079

United States

Phone: 973-313-6239

Fax: 973-761-9325


Web site:

Location & Contact

Program in Counseling Psychology

College of Education and Human Services
Seton Hall University

400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079-2697
United States

Dr. Laura Palmer


Phone: 973-761-9450

Information Contact

Phone: 973-761-9451

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Counseling Psychology Master of Arts (MA)
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 68
    • Doctoral Degrees 5
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 20
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Required, Required and internship
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


39% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 133
    • Accepted 52
    • Acceptance Rate 39
    • Enrolled 28
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $50
    • Electronic applications accepted? Not Reported
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 15th Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesNot Reported
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, interview
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesNot Reported

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 1
    • Types of financial support availableResearch Assitantships, Career or Field-Related Internships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students252
    • Female Percentage81%
    • Male Percentage19%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students252
    • Part-time Percentage83%
    • Full-time Percentage17%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino6%
    • Black / African American8%
    • White / Caucasian64%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian3%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown19%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty10
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage70%
    • Male Percentage30%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchVocational indecision, coping skills, cognitive behavioral interventions, vocational development
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported



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