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*The deadline has already passed for Fall 2020. Please apply for Spring or Fall 2021 above.

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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
  • Official transcripts from all previous U.S. colleges attended or official NACES course-by-course evaluation of any foreign transcripts**
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation*
  • Professional Resume or CV
  • Official copy of GRE scores or waiver
  • Interview:
    • Monday's, 11:00 -3:00 pm (virtual)

    • Wednesday's, 11:00 -4:00 pm (virtual)

  • Official documentation of English Language Proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS) or waiver if applicable

*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.

**Note: 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.


  • Must have taken at least 2 Psychology or Counseling classes

Application Deadlines: Please note that your application and all supplemental materials must be received by the deadlines below to be considered.
Domestic Applicants
Fall: July 1
Spring: November 15

International Applicants
Fall: May 1
Spring: November 1

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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.

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Phone: (201) 200-3409
Toll-Free Phone: (877) 652-8472
Fax: (201) 200-2044



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