Best Counseling Master's Programs in New Jersey

Counseling psychology master’s graduates in New Jersey earn a weighted average salary of $59,036 3 years after graduation, placing them in the top 25% nationally.

Cost of living is not considered when comparing states.

Our counseling psychology graduate rankings cover 10 of the 12 programs available in New Jersey, accounting for 80% of total student graduates. We only include schools with sufficient earnings and/or debt data.

Interested in how we rank schools? Review our ranking methodology.

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#1 in New Jersey | #35 in Counseling nationally

Kean University

Union, New Jersey

Economic score 0.48

The Economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Earnings $61,106

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Debt to earnings 0.5

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

Debt $30,750

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#2 in New Jersey | #52 in Counseling nationally

Rider University

Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Economic score 0.56

The Economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Earnings $64,078

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Debt to earnings 0.6

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

Debt $39,630

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#3 in New Jersey | #68 in Counseling nationally

Georgian Court University

Lakewood, New Jersey

Economic score 0.66

The Economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Earnings $60,340

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Debt to earnings 0.7

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

Debt $41,000

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#4 in New Jersey | #71 in Counseling nationally

New Jersey City University

Jersey City, New Jersey

Economic score 0.67

The Economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Earnings $63,342

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Debt to earnings 0.7

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

Debt $45,403

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#5 in New Jersey | #81 in Counseling nationally
Economic score 0.73

The Economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Earnings $63,048

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Debt to earnings 0.8

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

Debt $49,697

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#6 in New Jersey | #137 in Counseling nationally

Caldwell University

Caldwell, New Jersey

Economic score 0.96

The Economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Earnings $55,989

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Debt to earnings 0.9

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

Debt $51,250

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#7 in New Jersey | #143 in Counseling nationally
Economic score 0.98

The Economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Earnings $44,971

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Debt to earnings 0.8

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

Debt $33,779

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#8 in New Jersey | #150 in Counseling nationally

Rowan University

Glassboro, New Jersey

Economic score 1.02

The Economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Earnings $58,897

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Debt to earnings 1.0

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

Debt $60,021

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#9 in New Jersey | #184 in Counseling nationally

Saint Elizabeth University

Morristown, New Jersey

Economic score 1.24

The Economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Earnings $44,101

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Debt to earnings 0.9

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

Debt $41,000

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#10 in New Jersey | #217 in Counseling nationally

Felician University

Lodi, New Jersey

Economic score 1.67

The Economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Earnings $45,139

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Debt to earnings 1.3

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

Debt $58,100

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

How long does it take to pay down debt in counseling psychology in New Jersey?

Years

Under a year

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in counseling psychology is covered by average graduate earnings in under a year.

How much do graduates with a master's degree in counseling psychology earn in New Jersey?

Salary

$59,036

The median master's degree in counseling psychology graduate earns $59,036 4 years after graduating.

How much does a master's degree in counseling psychology cost in New Jersey?

Net cost

$20,499

The average annual cost of a master's degree in counseling psychology is $20,499. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.

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