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MA, Counseling

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Our Master of Arts in Counseling  program prepares you with exceptional clinical skills and the specialized knowledge to enable you to work in diverse settings and with the particular populations that you choose. Courses are based on a combination of theory and experiential opportunities which provide you with a deep and holistic view of the many different facets of counseling. Our faculty are successful, current practitioners, and recognized experts in their fields.

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 Counselors 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.

Applicants for the Master of Arts in Counseling  must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year college or university, preferably with a major in psychology or a closely related discipline and a GPA of 3.0 or higher (some exceptions may apply).



All candidates for admission must have had a major or minor in psychology OR satisfactorily completed the following college-level psychology courses: Introduction to Psychology, Personality Theory, and Statistics.

Applicants to the MA in Counseling, School Counseling program must have satisfactorily completed two college-level courses in English (composition and literature) and two college-level courses in mathematics.

Deficiencies at the undergraduate level must be remediated before graduate admission is granted.

Formal admission to the program is granted only after all admissions materials have been received and reviewed, and all standards have been met. 


To apply to the MA in Counseling program, complete the following:

Online Application

Submission of a Resume or CV

Transcripts – Request that all previous undergraduate (and graduate) institutions send official transcripts to Rosemont

Request three (3) letters of recommendation, preferably from those who can address your academic and/or professional competencies

For applicants whose native language is not English, official copies of TOEFL scores are required

Respond to the following three (3) admission prompts:

In 150 words or less please share how obtaining an M.A. in Counseling from Rosemont College will help you achieve your career goals.

The American Counseling Association defines the professional of counseling as, “A professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.” In 300 words or less, describe an example in which you helped facilitate a difficult interpersonal relationship. Include the skills and steps you took, how it was resolved and what you learned from the experience

Effective counseling oftentimes requires the need to understand and respect diverse cultural backgrounds and traditions. In 150 words or less explain what that means to you and how you would address this need in your professional career.

Personal Interview

Many of our students use their internship and/or practicum sites to further explore areas of interest such as school counseling, inpatient mental health and drug/alcohol treatment, clinical mental health counseling, victim and/or offender treatment, and many other areas.

 “Rosemont College offers the perfect combination of support and academic rigor. Our students in the Counseling program know we care about their academic and professional success and are here for them every step of the way.”

– Abbey Wexler, Coordinator, Practicum & Internship Training