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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