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MACP Admission & Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

In addition to a completed admissions application, the following are required:
  • Graduation from an accredited baccalaureate program
  • Official transcripts of past collegiate work including post-baccalaureate work
  • 9 credits in psychology coursework or its equivalent (recommended)
  • Résumé
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation

Degree Requirements

The master’s degree consists of 60 credits and conforms to the licensing expectations of the New Jersey Professional Counselor Licensing Law. For the license as a professional counselor, you need to complete coursework in the following areas:
  • Counseling theory and practice
  • The helping relationship
  • Human growth and development and maladaptive behaviors
  • Lifestyle and career development
  • Group dynamics, processes, counseling and consulting, and appraisal of individuals
  • Social and cultural foundations
  • Research and evaluations
  • The counseling profession (including ethics)

Before earning your master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, you must complete the required 60 credits, including clinical placements, and maintain a professional/clinical portfolio. Applicants from out of state should check with their state licensing board and requirements prior to starting the program at Felician.

Required Courses

Students are required to complete the 60-credit MACP program, including the clinical placements (Practicum, Internship I, Internship II), prior to becoming eligible to take the National Counselor Exam (NCE) and beginning their post-master’s training.

Core Counseling Courses

505      Introduction to Counseling
507      Developmental Models of Personal Growth
510      Techniques of Counseling and Appraisal
511      Industrial, Organizational and Community Counseling      

Counseling Courses

520      Psychopathology
530      Marital and Family Counseling
550      Theories of Personality and Counseling
555      Vocational and Career Development
557      Professional Issues and Ethics
565      Groups: Theory and Practice
580      Assessment and Treatment Planning
590      Research and Evaluation Methods
597      Multicultural Perspectives in Counseling

Clinical Courses

560      Clinical Practicum: Foundations of Counseling
575      Counseling Internship I
576      Counseling Internship II

Electives (choose 4)

515      Mindfulness, Spirituality, and Positive Approaches to Counseling
591      Child and Adolescent Counseling
592      Counseling of Older Adults
595      Addictions Counseling
599      Psychopharmacology
577      Counseling Supervision Internship III