Community & Trauma Counseling Master of Science
Applying - MS Program
- Completed Application for Graduate Admissions
- Official Academic Transcripts
- Current Resume/CV
- 2 Letters of Recommendation
- Personal Essay
- 800-1000 words
- Personal reflection on your reasons for choosing a career in counseling, and specifically trauma-focused counseling.
- Highlight personal qualities or characteristics that will serve you well in this graduate program and in the counseling profession more broadly.
- Interview With Program Faculty Members
Admission to the Program
Applicants to the Community and Trauma Counseling Program will need to hold a Bachelor’s degree, have obtained a grade of B or higher in prerequisite courses listed below (other science, human service, or psychology courses will be considered), provide two letters of recommendation, provide a resume, and submit a personal essay describing interest in community and trauma counseling, and qualities and experiences that will promote success as a student or practitioner in the field.
|Introduction to Psychology
|Developmental Psychology/Human Development
International students can find additional requirements for admission here.
Mail documents to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
East Falls Campus
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497
For Matriculation into the M.S. in Community and Trauma Counseling Program Students must:
- Meet the program's Dispositional Standards (Below)
- Successfully complete a state and federal criminal background check
- Successfully pass a state child abuse clearance
- Complete online Act 31 training
- Complete required student medical health records
- Treat others with courtesy, respect, and open-mindedness
- Demonstrate the ability to work with diverse individuals
- Demonstrate the ability to accept, and use feedback
- Communicate effectively and appropriately
- Interact appropriately and positively with others
- Show initiative and motivation
- Maintain appropriate boundaries with supervisors, peers, and clients
- Behave in a professional manner towards supervisors, peers, and clients
- Be respectful and appreciative with colleagues
- Effectively collaborate with others
- Demonstrate an understanding of all counseling site and course policies and procedures
- Complete all course and site-specific work or tasks correctly and promptly
- Demonstrate emotional stability (congruence between mood and affect) and self-control (i.e. impulse control) in relationships with supervisors, peers, and clients
- Attend to ethical and legal responsibilities, including ACA code of ethics and Jefferson Code of Academic Integrity
- Demonstrate honesty, integrity, fairness, confidentiality, and respect for others.
- Demonstrate awareness of own impact on others
- Demonstrate ability to deal with conflict.
- Demonstrate flexibility in responding to changing demands within the professional and interpersonal environment
- Engage in self-reflection by using various forms of feedback including assessment and supervision
- Demonstrate ability to be present and "true to ones-self"
- Accept responsibility for personal actions and behaviors