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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  in-patient mental health and drug/alcohol treatment; clinical mental health counseling; victim and/or offender treatment; and many other areas.

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.

  • Explain the foundational elements of the counseling profession including philosophy, roles, and research based on ethical and evidenced based practices.
  • Employ practices that contribute to a focus on advocacy and social justice for underserved populations with an awareness of the multicultural issues of various populations to promote greater equity within the community.

 Implement an understanding of the developmental needs and experiences of individuals across the lifespan from early childhood through late adulthood.

 Apply developmental practices to serve the career and lifestyle needs of evolving populations within an ever-changing sociological framework

Utilize effective skills, techniques, and theories to establish and maintain a high-quality therapeutic alliance to support the needs of multicultural populations within individual and group counseling settings.

Administer ethical appraisal and assessment instruments that identify potential strengths and areas for improvement within multicultural populations to best serve the needs of individuals seeking counseling services.

Conduct, interpret, and evaluate effective research practices that have the potential to inform future practices within the field of counseling.

Apply practices aligned with the ethical and legal standards of the profession.

Interact collaboratively with other mental health professionals and constituents within counseling to support the needs of individuals seeking counseling services.

 Identify and explore personal biases and limitations through personal reflection and supervision for the purpose of continued professional development.

  • 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.
  • 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.
At Cedar Crest College
  • MA in Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling-60 credits
  • Certificate in Forensics Counseling (online 15 credits)

 


 

At Rosemont College
  • MA in Counseling, School Counseling
  • MA In Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling (60 credits)
  • MA in Counseling, School Counseling (60 credits)
  • Certificate in Forensics Counseling (online 15 credits)

 Cedar Crest College current students and alumni:

  • Online Application
  • Submission of a Resume or CV
  •  Transcripts – Request that all previous undergraduate (and graduate) institutions send official transcripts to Rosemont
  • Request one (1) letter of recommendation from the chair of the psychology department at Cedar Crest for current students
  •  For applicants whose native language is not English, official copies of TOEFL scores are required
  • Respond to the following three (3) admission prompts:
    In 150 words or less please share how obtaining an M.A. in Counseling from Rosemont College will help you achieve your career goals.
    The American Counseling Association defines the professional of counseling as, “A professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.” In 300 words or less, describe an example in which you helped facilitate a difficult interpersonal relationship. Include the skills and steps you took, how it was resolved and what you learned from the experience.
    Effective counseling oftentimes requires the need to understand and respect diverse cultural backgrounds and traditions. In 150 words or less explain what that means to you and how you would address this need in your professional career.
  • Personal Interview

 


 

Lehigh Valley residents:

  • Online Application
  • Submission of a Resume or CV
  • Transcripts – Request that all previous undergraduate (and graduate) institutions send official transcripts to Rosemont
  • Request three (3) letters of recommendation, preferably from those who can address your academic and/or professional competencies
  • For applicants whose native language is not English, official copies of TOEFL scores are required
    Respond to the following three (3) admission prompts:
    In 150 words or less please share how obtaining an M.A. in Counseling from Rosemont College will help you achieve your career goals.
    The American Counseling Association defines the professional of counseling as, “A professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.” In 300 words or less, describe an example in which you helped facilitate a difficult interpersonal relationship. Include the skills and steps you took, how it was resolved and what you learned from the experience.
    Effective counseling oftentimes requires the need to understand and respect diverse cultural backgrounds and traditions. In 150 words or less explain what that means to you and how you would address this need in your professional career.
  •  Personal Interview

 

 

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