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Cedar Crest Partnership

Class of ethnically diverse students in the Cedar Crest Computer Lab This 60-credit master’s degree fully prepares students for professional employment and fulfills the educational requirements needed for licensure in the state of Pennsylvania. Students are eligible to take the National Counselor Exam immediately upon graduation. The  700-hour required internship and seminar component is designed for students to feel academically and professionally ready to step right into clinically based employment.

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Many of our students use their internship and/or practicum sites to further explore areas of interest, such as school guidance; in-patient mental health and drug/alcohol treatment; community mental health counseling; victim and/or offender treatment; veteran’s services and many other areas.

Program Highlights
  • Rolling admissions

• Fall, spring, and summer semester start dates

  • Classes run in traditional 13 week semesters
  • Evening classes are Monday through Thursday, 5:15 – 7:15 p.m.
    or 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Students completing the program will:

  • Understand normal and problematic patterns of development and behavior across the lifespan
  • Recognize problems through clinical interview and various assessment techniques
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ethical codes and laws impacting the practice of counseling and the ability to function in an ethical and professional manner
  • Understand research design and critically evaluate professional research  literature
  • Be knowledgeable of the impact of substance abuse and trauma on psychological development and functioning, and implications for treatment
  • Demonstrate knowledge of counseling theories and the ability to implement individual, group, family, and career counseling strategies and techniques
  • Cedar Crest students and alumni may be eligible for a 25% tuition discount. Please email the Graduate Admissions staff to inquire about requirements and further details.
Degree & Certificate
At Cedar Crest College

MA, Counseling Psychology/ Preparation for Professional License (60 credits)

At Rosemont College
  • Graduate Certificate in Addictions Counseling
  • Graduate Certificate in Forensics Psychology (online 15 credits)
  • PA State Dept. of Education Specialist 1 Certification in Dual School Counseling K-12
Admissions Requirements

For Cedar Crest College current students and alumni:

  • Completed online application for admission (Please add "Cedar Crest articulation" in the section "How did you hear about Rosemont College?)
  • Official Cedar Crest undergraduate transcript
  • One letter of recommendation from the chair of the psychology department at Cedar Crest for current students
  • One professional letter of recommendation for Cedar Crest alumni
  • Statement of purpose (2-3 pages describing your goals and motivations for applying to the program)

 

For Lehigh Valley residents:

  • Completed online application for admission (Please add "Cedar Crest articulation" in the section "How did you hear about Rosemont College?)
  • Official  undergraduate transcript from accredited four-year college or university
  • Three professional letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose (2-3 pages describing your goals and motivations for applying to the program)

Written documents can be e-mailed to gpsadmissions@rosemont.edu.