Below you will find several of the most commonly asked questions regarding our program. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact the program director (x2375) 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 MA Counseling Psychology program takes a minimum of two (2) years to complete. Concentration in Addictions Counseling is 48 credit hours plus internship (12 credits/700 hours); Concentration in Professional Counseling is 48 course credit hours plus internship (12 credits/700 hours); Concentration in Forensics Psychology is 54 credit hours plus internship (12 credits/700 hours); Concentration in Trauma is 51 credit hours plus internship (12credits/700 hours); and for Dual PK-12 School Counseling concentration is 48 credit hours plus practicum (8 credits/420 hours).
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 students secure their field placement sites, we provide students with contact information for sites that we have successfully placed students.
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.