The number of credits required will be determined after a transcript analysis has been completed. Specific courses will be selected through meeting with the student’s Program Adviser. However, a minimum of 12 credits are required for individuals with a 48-credit Master’s degree.
In this program, students could take any of the GPC’s core or elective courses recommended by the Program Adviser. Students could also take courses featured in the Autism Concentration, Foundations in BCBA® Concentration, Community Public Health Concentration, and Mediation and Conflict Transformation Concentration (pending approval from these graduate programs and completion of any necessary prerequisites). Other Master’s-level courses at Arcadia could be taken with the approval of the Program Director and with approval by the Office of Graduate Studies. To do this, students must complete a petition that includes a statement on course relevance to the student’s academic program and career goals. The petition form can be found at: https://www.arcadia.edu/academics/colleges-schools/graduate-undergraduate-studies/graduate-forms
Additional Admission Requirements
In addition to the general admission procedures, a student also must hold a master’s or doctoral degree in a field closely related to the practice of professional counseling from an accredited college or university. Test scores are not required.
Approved electives include the following:
Education Courses offered under the Foundations in BCBA® and Autism programs with approval of program adviser.
Selected courses offered by the International Peace and Conflict Resolution or Public Health programs with approval of program adviser.
Other master’s-level courses offered by other Arcadia University graduate programs may be taken as electives with the approval of the Program Director. The petition process should include a statement on course relevance to the student’s academic program and career goals.