O que eu aprenderei?

We have a long tradition of preparing our graduates for outstanding careers in professional counseling and seek students interested in personal as well as professional growth. The Counseling Program promotes academic excellence, personal responsibility, and commitment to community service. Our curriculum is offered in an international, culturally diverse, supportive learning environment which prepares counselors for leadership in our increasingly interconnected world.

The Master of Science in Counseling offers two concentrations:

Clinical Mental Health Counseling – prepares students for careers in community counseling, substance abuse treatment, crisis counseling centers and mental health

College Student Personnel – prepares students for careers in higher education Students in each concentration share a core counseling curriculum with the remaining coursework selected based upon their chosen concentration. All counseling students complete a supervised field and internship experience in their area of concentration.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration is designed to prepare students to function effectively in public or private agencies that provide direct services to clients with mental health and substance abuse issues. Graduates of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling concentration are eligible for licensure as professional counselors (L.P.C.) in Connecticut. 60 credits are required for the master’s degree and licensure in Connecticut and most other states. This program may be accomplished on a full-time or part-time basis.

Program Objectives: The objectives of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration foster the individual growth and professional development of students, preparing them for careers as licensed professional counselors who provide psychotherapy services; Graduates will have a basic knowledge foundation in the areas of legal, ethical, professional issues in counseling, social and cultural foundations, human growth and development, career development, helping relationships, group work, appraisal, evidence based therapy, research methods and program evaluation; Graduates will be prepared for a career in counseling – for using their counseling, consultation assessment skills effectively; Graduates will demonstrate competence in the skill areas of individual counseling, family counseling, group counseling, consultation, and overall clinical work.

College Student Personnel Concentration

The College Student Personnel Concentration is designed to prepare students for counseling careers in higher education. The program prepares students for entry-level positions in college and university settings and for careers at institutions of higher education throughout the country. Advanced coursework in this concentration includes classes in career and lifestyle development, organization and administration of higher education, and college student development. This program is 45 credit hours and may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. No special licensing post-degree is required for college student personnel job placement.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the program, students demonstrate: Application of a lifespan approach to career and lifestyle development; The ability to perform career assessment and career guidance; An understanding of assessment tools used in college counseling centers; Ability to apply placement procedures for advancement in college career centers; Knowledge of management principles and practices.

De qual departamento farei parte?

College of Arts and Sciences

Opções de estudo


USD $750 per credit hour

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Data de início

21 Janeiro 2020


College of Arts and Sciences

169 University Avenue,



06604, United States

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Brasil

Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent. English Language Requirements: A minimum TOEFL score of 80 (IBT); A minimum IELTS Band score of 6.5; A minimum Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) score of 53; A grade of “C” or better from an accredited American university for one semester of college English Composition; Critical Reading SAT score of 400 or above or ACT English score of 19 or above; An official letter certifying completion of ELS (English Language Service) Level 112; An official “O” level or “A” level Certificate indicating a grade of “C” or better in English; An EIKEN Grade Pre-1 or above.

Para estudantes internacionais

Student must have: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or recognized international institution; Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher; Nine credits in undergraduate psychology coursework with a grade of B or higher; Three of the nine credits may be in an area closely related to psychology; It is recommended that Clinical Mental Health Counseling applicants have three undergraduate credits in either abnormal psychology or psychopathology.

Those whose native language is not English are also required to show English language proficiency. You can demonstrate proof of English Language competency by meeting any one of the criteria listed below: A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (PBT), 213 (CBT), or 80 (IBT) for graduates (postgraduates); A minimum IELTS (Cambridge Testing) Band score of 6.5 for graduates (post-graduates); An official letter certifying completion of ELS (English Language Service) through level 112; An official letter certifying completion of CSE (The Center for English Studies) through level 7.5; A Michigan English Assessment Battery (MELAB) score of 77 or above for graduates; A Prueba de Aptitud Academica (PAA) English achievement score of 500 or above; Minimum PTE Academic score of 53 for graduates (postgraduates).

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Sobre a universidade

O campus principal se espalha por 50 acres, próximo ao Estuário de Long Island, com vistas espetaculares do Oceano Atlântico.

  • Bridgeport está localizada próxima à Boston e Nova York
  • 3ª maior porcentagem de estudantes internacionais na região
  • 17º corpo estudantil mais diverso da região
  • Salas de aula pequenas e proporção de 16 alunos/professor