College of Education and Human Services

How Do I Apply?
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To request a program application, please email and refer to the Ed.S., Marriage and Family Therapy Program.
Application Deadlines
Completed applications received on or before July 1 of each year will be considered for fall admission. Completed applications received on or before December 1 of each year will be considered for spring admission.

Students may be admitted on a full or part-time basis; however, students must follow the sequenced program plan of courses.

Non Matriculated Students: Students who are interested in the program can also take up to 3 graduate courses (a total of 9 credits) as a non matriculated student. Please discuss this option with the Program Director. Taking courses as a non matriculated student does not guarantee admission into the program.
When Will You Make a Decision on My Application?
Ed.S. applications are reviewed by the Program Faculty, and selected candidates are invited in for a personal interview. Candidates are then ranked by Program Faculty. There are four outcomes: acceptance, conditional acceptance (such as pending GRE score submission, etc.), acceptance into alternative program (e.g., some students are offered admission to the M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy program if the faculty believe the applicant does not have experience required for acceptance into the Ed.S.), and not accepted.
Additional Required Documents

  • Official transcript reflecting master's degree in counseling, psychology, social work, pastoral counseling or an allied field
  • Transcripts of all graduate and undergraduate course work
  • Evidence of relevant experience as a counselor/therapist
  • Miller Analogies Test or Graduate Records Exam Scores. Scores need to be from tests completed within the last 5 years.
  • Three letters of recommendation, including at least one form a counseling/therapy supervisor.
  • Personal statement including professional goals.
  • $75 application fee

Admissions Criteria and Prerequisites

  • Students must complete a minimum of 39 credits at Seton Hall University. If students lack any prerequisite, they may be required to complete additional credits beyond the 39 credit minimum.
  • Prerequisite courses are: Abnormal Psychology, and Couple and Family Dynamics: Systemic Perspectives.

Program Director:
Ben Beitin, Ph.D.

(973) 761-9451

Outcomes Link

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