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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  July 1

*Deadlines are subject to change. 

Admission requirements:

  • A completed graduate application form, including a $55 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all previous U.S. colleges attended or official NACES course-by-course evaluation of any foreign transcripts*
  • A 250-500 word essay discussing your goals and objectives for pursuing admission to the program to which you are applying and your main area of concentration.


  • Must hold a master’s degree in Counseling or other equivalency
  • Must have 3 years of experience as a certified school counselor (for Director of School Counseling Services Certification)

*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.


International Applicants:

This program is not currently available to international students seeking an F-1 student visa

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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.

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