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FAQs

Where are classes located?
When are classes & is your program online?
How many courses can I take each semester?
How can I fit school in with the rest of my life, especially with the kind of work schedule I have?
How long does it take to complete the program?
Are the courses for the Behavior Analyst certification pre-approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)?
Can I transfer in credits from another college?
Re the GRE's an admission requirement?
How much will the program cost?
My job provides tuition reimbursement. How do you handle that?
Is financial aid available?
Do you offer Graduate Housing?
I took a year off. What do I need to come back into the program?
How do I find a job in my field?
How do I obtain Alumni Course Verification?

Q. Where are classes located?

  • A. Classes are currently being held at Eastern University's main campus which is located 30 minutes west of Philadelphia, in St. Davids, Pennsylvania.

Q. When are classes held and is your program offered online?

  • A. Classes are held Monday - Thursday either at 4:30PM or 7:15PM. Our Counseling Psychology programs are not fully online but we do offer some online classes.

Q. How many courses can I take each semester?

  • A. We offer Full Time and Part Time tracks. In the regular fall and spring semesters, the full academic load is 9 credits (3 courses) & the part time academic load is 6 credits (2 courses). Summer Sessions - The recommended course load is 3 credits (1 course) per session. For more than 6 credits per session student will need approval from the Graduate Advisor prior to the beginning of the semester.

Q. How can I fit school in with the rest of my life, especially with the kind of work schedule I have?

  • A. All of our students are working either full or part time. Our program is designed for the adult student who has responsibilities at work and at home. Classes are scheduled during the evening, Monday - Thursday either at 4:30 pm or 7:15 pm as well as some online classes.

Q. How long does it take to complete the program?

  • MA in Counseling - 3 years (full time) or 4 years (part time).
  • MA in School Counseling - 2 years (full time) or 3 years (part time).
  • MS in School Psychology - 3 years (full time) or 4 years (part time).

Q. Are the courses for the Behavior Analyst certification pre-approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)?

  • A. All six courses have been approved by the BACB.  Applicants who provide verification that they have completed this approved curriculum will not have to provide coursework documentation whey applying to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) examination.

Q. Can I transfer in credits from another college?

  • A. You will need to go through the Re-admit process. A student who has not taken courses(s) in the preceding 12 months will be placed in "Inactive Status." The program director must approve the Application for Readmission before a new registration will be accepted. After an 12 months or greater, anyone wishing to return to complete their degree must reapply for admission. (Re-admission check list)

Q. Are the GRE's an admission requirement?

  • A. NO, GRE's are not required unless your GPA is below the required 2.8 for the Counseling & School Counseling Programs & 3.0 for the School Psychology Program.

Q. How much will the program cost?

Q. My job provides tuition reimbursement. How do you handle that?

  • A. Financial aid concerns with regards to payment method, tuition reimbursement, costs, etc. should be referred to the Student Accounts office at (610) 341-5832. For those students wanting to pursue a loan, they can speak to the financial aid office about the process at (610) 341-5843 to discuss their individual situation.

Q. Is financial aid available?

  • A. Students in the Counseling Psychology Programs are eligible to apply for financial aid as full-time students and may apply for assistance through one of the available student loan programs. For additional information, contact the Eastern University Financial Aid office at (610) 341-5842 or finaid@eastern.edu

Q. Do you offer Graduate Housing?

  • A.  Yes! The Village is an apartment living option for Eastern Students over the age of 23 (Village Information Sheet).  Additional questions can be addressed to the Housing Office at Eastern University through Email at: housing@eastern.edu or by calling 610-341-5840.

Q. I took a year off. What do I need to come back into the program?

  • A. Application for readmission is required if a student wishes to return after being inactive for 2 or more consecutive semesters, not including the summer sessions. The factors to be considered in readmission will include those considered at the initial admission of the student. In addition, we will seek feedback and recommendations from the department's faculty, Chairperson, and Graduate Student Advisor. Re-admission check list.

Q. How do I find a job in my field?

  • A.The Office for Talent & Career Development is here to equip you with the tools and skills needed to manage your successful job search. We assist students and alumni through one-on-one counseling, facilitating workshops, and providing career-related resources.
  • Resume critique
  • Improve interview skills
  • Learn effective networking
  • Skills assessmentCareer resources

Q.  How do I obtain Alumni Course Verification?

  • The Counseling Psychology Department often receives requests from our graduates to verify coursework for their applications to external credentialing bodies (i.e., licensure and certification boards).  Find out more by reading our Alumni Course Verification Information.

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