Counseling & Applied Behavioral Studies Programs

Facilitate growth. Offer support. Change lives.

The Department of Counseling and Applied Behavioral Studies offers programs committed to educating behavioral health professionals who will provide leadership in serving the needs of both the local and global community.

Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis

USJ’s M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) will make you skilled in using the science of behavior as it is applied in the fields of education, special education, mental health, and business. Each course is specifically designed to prepare students for careers in behavior analysis across a wide variety of settings and populations.

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Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate

Enhance your career with USJ’s Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate, a specialized credential for Master’s level professionals. The program consists of nine courses over two academic years that have been verified by ABAI to meet the coursework requirements needed to sit for the BCBA® exam.

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Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Learn to facilitate growth toward one’s human potential. This program focuses on the wide span of personal problems that confront any individual facing the stresses and strains of modern life.

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Master of Arts in School Counseling

Provide leadership while serving the developmental needs of children in a school community. This program will teach you to support a student’s growth toward full academic and psychosocial potential.

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Psychology, B.A. – Counseling, M.A. (Accelerated, Direct-Entry)

USJ’s accelerated B.A. in Psychology to the M.A. in Counseling will launch you into the high-demand and impactful field of Professional Counseling. Earn your master’s degree in six years instead of seven, saving you one full year in tuition, and start practicing as a school and/or clinical mental health counselor one full year sooner. 

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Dr. Susan Lester
Associate Professor, Program Director, Department Chair
Phone: 860.231.5828
Email: [email protected]

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