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Kean University's Union Campus Operating on Regular Schedule

All classes and activities will operate on a normal schedule for Friday, November 16. Click here for more information.

What You Learn

Our program provides you many options and flexibility to meet your career goals.

  • The Clinical Mental Health Counseling option prepares you for the Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) to begin the process of becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • The School Counseling option qualifies you for New Jersey Department of Education’s School Counselor Certification
  • The School Counseling with LPC Qualification option provides flexibility in career directions as graduates receive the School Counselor Certification and meet the Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) requirements
  • The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling option prepares you for the Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) approved by the New Jersey Certification Board
  • The College Counseling and Student Services option prepares students for work in a variety of student-related positions in higher education, including campus counseling centers and eligibility for the Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) upon completion of 60 credits

Most students hold a full-time job while pursuing one of our six graduate-level program options. Therefore, classes at both our Union and Toms River campuses are on weeknights at 4:30 and 7:30, and some optional Saturday and Sunday courses. Faculty support to help achieve your goals and preparation to become licensed or certified.

Application Deadlines:

Fall: March 1 (Main/Union Campus)
May 1 (Ocean Campus)

Spring: November 1 (Main/Union Campus)
December 1 (Ocean Campus)

Program Coordinator:

J. Barry Mascari, Ed.D., LPC, LCADC
East Campus, Room 307
(908) 737-5954
jmascari@kean.edu

Admission Requirements

Counseling - Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling (M.A.)

Counseling - Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.)

Counseling- College Counseling and Student Services (M.A.)

Counseling - School Counseling (M.A.)

Counseling - School Counseling (M.A.) and LPC Qualification

Student Assistance Coordinator Certification

Director of School Counseling Certification - Post-Master's degree

Post-Master's Non-Degree - Licensed Professional Counselor

The Classroom and Beyond

At Kean we believe learning and professional growth extend far beyond the walls of our classrooms. That's why we encourage you to take advantage of a variety of research opportunities, internships and more that we offer to advance your career and set the stage for continued success.

New book stresses the importance of compassion

J. Barry Mascari, Ed.D., LPC, LCADC, and Jane Webber, Ph.D., LPC, were featured in Counseling Today magazine for their latest book, Disaster Mental Health Counseling: A Guide to Preparing and Responding.

Accreditation

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The program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs.

CACREP maintains collaborative relationships with other groups that focus on accreditation, licensing, certification, and the professional development of counselors and related practitioners.

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