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Monmouth University

Department of Professional Counseling

West Long Branch , NJ

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Monmouth University


Monmouth University / Department of Professional Counseling is located in West Long Branch, NJ, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Clinical mental health counseling
Master of Arts (MA) Addiction studies
Post Master Certificate (PMC) Professional counseling

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 57
Other Advanced Degrees 0

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Optional



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 15th June 1st Yes
Spring deadline December 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 overall, 12 credits in psychology or closely-related field, two Monmouth University psychological counseling recommendation forms, narrative essay
Additional Entrance Requirements Degree or current enrollment in CACREP-accredited master's program in counseling with minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 8.7%
Black or African American 5.07%
White or Caucasian 72%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.9%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5.07%
Unknown 4.35%


Male (17%)
Female (82%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 10
Part-time - 2
Male (5)
Female (7)


Focus of faculty research: Violent crime, single parenting, the African-American male, counseling older women, successful behavior for under-achieving youth
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 400 Cedar Avenue
West Long Branch, NJ  07764-1898
United States
Contact Dr. David Burkholder
Program Director
Phone: 732-923-4621
Fax: 732-923-4661