Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What are the admission deadlines to apply to the Counseling Programs?
We have two admissions periods each year. Deadlines to apply for
admission are February 1st and October 1st.
How long does it typically take to complete the program?
Master's Degree programs (51-66 credits) will take a full-time student 2 1/2 - 3
years, and up to 6 years part-time. The length of time to complete a Post
Master's or CAGS program will depend on the number of credits a student must
complete (minimum of 24 credits for Post Master's and a minimum of 30 credits
How many courses can I take as a matriculated student and be considered a
Three courses, or nine credits, are considered full-time for graduate
How long do I have to complete the program?
Students must complete the program six years from the date of your first
How many courses can I take before I have been accepted into a specific
Students may take up to three Bridgewater State courses before becoming a
matriculated student. Of these three, two (if approved) may be from a
Counseling Program at another academic institution. Please note that
academic performance in courses taken prior to matriculation is not taken into
consideration during the admissions process.
How do I know what courses to register for?
Students may either attend a monthly informational session, contact the
respective Program Director, or the Counselor Education office (508-531-2836) for information regarding
courses. Contact information for our Program Directors is listed on the
Where can I get more information about a specific Counseling program or the
Department of Counselor Education in general?
Informational sessions are held during the academic year
(September through May). Contact the Counselor Education office at
508-531-2836 or view the link on our web page for information regarding these sessions.
Last Modified: January 16, 2013
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