Community & Trauma Counseling Master of Science


  • East Falls Campus
  • College of Health Professions

Degree Earned

  • Master of Science

Program Length
2-3 years

Program Type

  • On Campus

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Program Information

Name: Sheryl Cooley
Department: Community & Trauma Counseling

Jefferson - East Falls Campus
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

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MS Curriculum & Formats

Students can complete the program in as little as two years as outlined below. A three year progression is also available, if additional time is needed to meet internship field placement requirements. Students may also choose a four year part time progression, with two courses per semester. 

Weekday Format

Classes in the Weekday Format are offered two days a week, each week, during more traditional daytime hours.

Evenings/Weekend Format

The Evening/Weekend Format Curriculum allows students to maintain part or full-time employment throughout the program. Classes are hosted on one evening weekly and two Saturdays per month.  

Total Credit Hours (for either format): 60


  • Foundations of Trauma Counseling


  • Orientation to the Counseling Profession
  • Advanced Counseling Theory and Practice
  • Psychopathology
  • Pre-Practicum


  • Neurobiology of Trauma
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Social and Cultural Diversity
  • Practicum I


  • Assessment in Counseling
  • Group Work in Community and Trauma Counseling/Experiential Group
  • Foundations of Trauma and Addictive Behavior
  • Research and Evaluation


  • Career Development


  • Advanced Clinical Interventions in Trauma Counseling I
  • Childhood Trauma and Play Therapy
  • Internship I


  • Assessment in Counseling
  • Advanced Clinical Interventions in Trauma Counseling II
  • Internship II