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Partnership with Cedar Crest College

Rosemont College Announces Partnership with Cedar Crest College to Offer a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Degree on Cedar Crest's Campus

Starting in the fall of 2016, Rosemont College, in partnership with Cedar Crest College, will now offer a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology degree on the Cedar Crest College campus in Allentown. This graduate degree provides the opportunity for a broader community of learners to gain the skills needed to stand out from the competition.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists is expected to grow by 19 percent in the next decade, much faster than the seven percent average for all other occupations.

Besides the expected growth of mental health counseling services covered by insurance policies, insurance companies are increasingly providing reimbursement of counselors as a less costly alternative to psychiatrists and psychologists. The growing demand for mental health professionals will allow a graduate of Rosemont College and Cedar Crest’s Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program to expect a positive job outlook.

“We are thrilled to join with Cedar Crest to deliver this quality program,” states Sharon L. Hirsh, PhD ’70, president of Rosemont College, “This Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology degree offers prospective students in the Lehigh Valley a choice for advancing their career goals.”

The 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 College’s 700-hour required internship and seminar component is designed for students to feel academically and professionally ready to step right into clinically based employment.

Rosemont College is also offering an online graduate certificate in forensic psychology through Cedar Crest. Forensic psychology is a rapidly emerging field where the legal system intersects with the mental health profession. The graduate certificate in forensic psychology is designed to train students to work with people within the criminal and civil justice systems, including civil, criminal, and family court systems.

To learn more about the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology degree, or the online graduate certificate in Forensic Psychology, visit: www.rosemont.edu/cedarcrest.