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Counseling (M.A.) with specializations in:

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling


  • School Counselor (Certification)

Admission requirements:

  • A completed graduate application form, including a $55 non-refundable application fee
  • A minimum of 500-1,000 word essay discussing your goals and objectives for pursuing admission to the degree program to which you are applying
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation* (one letter must be academic such as from your former professors, and one letter must be professional such as from your work supervisor; excluding letters from family, friends, and co-workers)
  • Official US transcripts from all previous colleges attended or official NACES course-by-course evaluation of any foreign transcripts
  • Professional Resume or CV
  • Interview Dates
    • TBA
  • Official documentation of English Language Proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS)


  • Undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 point scale

*It is strongly encouraged that you contact your recommenders prior to submitting your application to ensure they are able and willing to submit a letter by the indicated deadlines below. It will also allow you the opportunity obtain their correct, preferred email addresses and to let them know they will receive an email from NJCU Graduate Admissions to submit their letter electronically.

**NJCU does not evaluate international transcripts. In lieu of a transcript, applicants with a non-U.S. degree need to submit a course-by-course evaluation from a NACES Accredited Member that includes U.S. bachelor’s degree equivalency information for their coursework.

Application Deadlines*:

Please note that your application and all supplemental materials must be received by the deadlines below to be considered.

Domestic Applicants:
Term Deadline
Spring November 15
Fall  June 15
International Applicants:
Term Deadline
Spring  November 1
Fall  May 1

*Deadlines are subject to change. 

Contact Us

We encourage you to contact graduate admissions with questions about our graduate programs, to get answers to your graduate application questions, or to schedule a visit to NJCU.

Hepburn Hall, Room 206
Phone: (201) 200-3409
Fax: (201) 200-2044