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2007-2008 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Counseling, M.S.Ed.


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Professor Johnson, Graduate Program Director, (516) 463-5754, Laurie.Johnson@Hofstra.edu

Admission Requirements



Application for admission is made to the Graduate Admission Office where directions are given for securing transcripts of previous schooling and other necessary information.

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  2. GRE: minimum Verbal score of 450 and a combined Verbal and Quantitative score of 900. Applicants who hold a master’s degree are not required to submit GRE scores provided their grade-point average on their previous graduate work is above a B (3.2).
  3. Three letters of reference.
  4. Personal essay (professional goals and objectives).
  5. Personal interview with the Program Director.

    Note: Preferred application deadline for fall semester is June 1 and for spring semester is December 1; all others reviewed on a space available basis.

Prerequisite and Corequisite Requirements


Note: students must complete all 9 semester hours of the prerequisite course work listed below prior to beginning the first sequence course of the counseling curriculum (COUN 223, Theories and Principles of Counseling). The 9 semester hours of corequisite course work listed below may be satisfied concurrently with the first year of program studies, but must be completed prior to enrolling in COUN 253, Counseling Practicum. The prerequisite and corequisite courses may be satisfied at either the undergraduate or graduate level.


Prerequisites Required: 9 s.h.


One course from each of the following specific areas must be completed prior to beginning COUN 223.
•     Child Psychology
•     Adolescent Psychology
•     Personality Theory (or Abnormal Psychology)

Corequisites Required: 9 s.h.


Additional counseling-related courses in the behavioral sciences (e.g., peer counseling, human development, cross-cultural issues, human sexuality, selected sociology and psychology courses) selected with advisement and completed prior to COUN 253.

Program of Study - Total Semester Hours: 42


A. Required Courses - Semester Hours: 30-33


  • FDED 200-level or above course (for school counselor certification), 3 s.h.

B. Electives - Semester Hours: 9 to 12


Graduate-level courses taken with advisement and after completing the first sequence course in the counseling curriculum (COUN 223).  

C. Comprehensive Examination


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