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What You Learn

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

  • The Clinical Mental Health Counseling option meets the Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) requirements 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 meets the Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) requirements and is 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 our Union campus are on weeknights at 4:30 and 7:30, with some Saturday and Sunday courses optional. Kean Ocean operates as a part-time program with the majority of classes on Saturday and Sunday, with some weeknight classes. Faculty support you 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 15th (Main/Union Campus Only)
December 5th (Ocean Campus Only)

Admission Requirements

If you have admissions questions, contact Graduate Admissions at or (908) 737-4723.

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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.



The School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling options are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs. All options will seek accreditation in 2020.

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