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Below you will find several of the most commonly asked questions regarding our program. If you have further questions, please contact Dr. Patrick Rowley, Director of the Program, at or 610.527.0200 x2322 with your questions or concerns, or contact the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies at 610.527.0200 x2958 or 1.888.2ROSEMONT and ask to speak directly with a Graduate Admissions Counselor, who will be happy to set up an individualized appointment at your convenience. We will do our very best to provide you with the assistance you need!

  • Rolling admissions basis
  • Classes run in traditional 13 week semesters- Fall, Spring, and Summer semester start dates
  • Evening classes, Monday-Thursday: 5:15 – 7:15 p.m. or 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

The Master of Arts in Counseling Program requires between 2-6 years of academic study from initial enrollment to graduation depending on the amount of credits taken per semester. Please contact Dr. Patrick Rowley, Director of the Program at or 610.527.0200 x2322 to better understand the duration of the program according to your plan of study.

Monday through Thursday evenings with classes meeting at 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. and 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Courses are offered at Rosemont's main campus. 

Yes, upon completion of the program and successfully passing the Praxis II exams, Rosemont's Certification Officer with forward results to the PA Department of Education and the student is able to work as a guidance counselor (there are a few documents that the student must provide to the state).

The program provides assistance in identifying specific sites depending on student area of interest for practicum and internship placement, i.e. site contact information. It is the responsibility of the student to initiate this conversation with the potential placement site. The program will support the student throughout this process by practicing interview skills and reaching out to potential placement sites, if deemed necessary.

Applicants who have completed previous graduate work may, at the time they apply for admission, make a written request to transfer a maximum of two 3-credit courses. To be acceptable in transfer, course(s) may not have been previously applied toward a graduate degree and they must provide a good "match" for Rosemont program requirements. Courses may not have been undertaken more than 5 years prior to the request for transfer and the student must have earned at least a "B" (3.0). Pass/Fail courses are not eligible for transfer.

Students can usually earn up to 6 graduate credits before applying for matriculated status.

Course selection for the fall, spring, and summer sessions must be made in consultation with a program advisor, either in person or by email. The Office of Graduate Studies will subsequently process course registrations. Nine graduate credits are considered a full-time load during the fall and spring; 6 graduate credits are considered a full-time load during each of our two summer sessions.

Graduate students enrolled in a degree-granting program of study, who are pursuing at least half-time coursework (2 courses in the fall or spring; 1 course in each summer session), are eligible to apply for tuition assistance in the form of Stafford Loans. A limited number of competitive Graduate Assistantships are also available. Rosemont offers several tuition management options, so you can spread your payments out over the course of your program.
If you have further questions, please feel free to contact the Program Director (x2322) with your questions or concerns. We will do our very best to provide you with the assistance you need!