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Master's in Pastoral Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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Master's in Pastoral Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Pastoral Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Features

  • Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling Related Educational Programs (CACREP )
  • Weeknight courses
  • Ecumenical program that welcomes all faith traditions
  • Integrates psychology and spirituality
  • Top value MS in Counseling degree in Pennsylvania
  • Caring, expert faculty-practitioners

Pastoral Clinical Mental Health Counseling Outcomes

  • The program is designed to help students meet the course requirements for state licensure in the tri-state area of PA-NJ-DE and the eligibility requirements for certification by the National Board for Certified Counselor.
  • You will be taught to integrate psychology and spirituality in an academically rigorous, culturally informative, clinically responsible manner.
  • Our graduates emerge prepared to meet the unique mental and spiritual demands of a modern, global society.

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I saw a need. As someone who identifies as Black and male, I recognized that I have had experiences in sessions with clients where language was used that were microaggression.


— Lewis Johnson '12
Coordinator of Academic Services
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Lewis Johnson ’12

Lewis Johnson has established a support group for Black male mental health professionals called “Counseling While Black: Working with Clients Amidst Racial Injustice and Microaggressions".

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Hanna1075 (1)-1Timothy Hanna Ph.D.: At the same time that COVID has placed strains on the economy, it has also led to an increased need for psycho-spiritual support as individuals strive to cope with the multi-faceted impact of this pandemic. As such, the current need for professionals equipped to address mental and spiritual health has risen in the past many months, and likely will continue to rise as people continue to make sense of and come to terms with ongoing and new challenges.

 



Frequently Asked Questions

The program director is Diane Walsh, PhD. You can contact her at walshd@neumann.edu or 610-579-6453

Yes, we do.

A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited, degree-granting institution with a 3.00 GPA.

No, the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required.

Our courses meet every other week from 5-9pm on campus, and each course has additional online or alternative instruction. Courses in the Fall and Spring span a 14-week semester. Summer courses are offered in the same format, although some are offered weekly from 5-9pm with additional online or alternative instruction over a 7-week semester.

Full-time students typically graduate within 3 years, and part-time students typically graduate within 4 years. Our program is a 60-credit program with 20 courses. All students are required to take all 20 courses, and students should be prepared to take classes during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

 Applications should submit the following: 

  1. A completed Graduate Student Application online through www.neumann.edu.
  2. Official transcripts from all institutions attended. WES or ECE evaluated if an international school
  3. An application essay not to exceed three pages describing your interest in becoming a counselor and specifically a pastoral counselor upon completion  
  4. Three official letters of recommendation from persons with whom you are familiar and who can speak to your academic suitability for graduate studies, your personal maturity, and your potential for graduate work
  5. TOEFL/IELTS Scores required only if English is not your native language
  6. Interview with faculty

Once admission materials have been received and processed, the faculty will review the candidate materials. If appropriate, an interview will be arranged with the candidate.

The program accepts incoming students for the Fall and Spring semesters.

Our program has a rolling admission, and application deadlines differ by semesters. Please contact an admissions counselor for more details: gradadultadmiss@neumann.edu

Tuition is based on the number of credits students are enrolled in. For more information, visit the Office of Financial Assistance.

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