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Frequently Asked Questions

What time of the day are the classes held? 
Most classes are scheduled from 4:30–7:00PM and 7:30–10:00PM in the Fall and Spring semesters, and 6:00–9:30 p.m. in the Summer semester. Occasionally, additional sections of a class will be offered in the morning, the afternoon, or on Saturdays.

What is the average age of students? 
Nearly half of our students come directly from undergraduate programs. The others vary widely in age, from those with a few years of work experience, to those at or near retirement age and planning a second career. We encourage students to learn from and assist one another.

Can I complete the program at the Bucks or Montgomery County Campuses without going to the Main Campus, or vice versa? 
The Industrial Organizational Management and Human Resources degree can be completed in its entirety at the Bucks County Campus. There are requirements that require travel to Main Campus including comprehensive exams and mandatory program meetings.

What is the longest amount of time before the degree needs to be completed? 
10 years

Will graduating with this degree allow me to become licensed as a therapist or counselor?
The Industrial Organizational Management and Human Resources Program does not prepare students to become licensed mental health professionals. Should a student decide to pursue a licensure in marriage and family therapy or professional counseling after graduation, s/he would have to complete the educational requirements and clinical training as defined by the state in which s/he is pursuing licensure.

How does this degree qualify a student for the job market? 
Students in the Industrial Organizational Management and Human Resources Program find jobs after graduation in organizations, including mental health agencies as administrators. 

Do I have to take the MAT or GRE? 
Yes.  However, if you already hold a master's degree or if you have an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher, this requirement may be waived. 

What are the cutoff scores for the GRE and MATs? 
We expect students to be above the 50th percentile on graduate norms, but take all credentials into consideration.

Is it better to take the MAT or GRE? 
If you are applying to several programs, including doctoral programs, or if you do well on timed tests you should probably take the GRE. If you have been out of college for several years, or if you read widely you may want to consider taking the MAT. Review directions and sample questions before deciding.

What are the deadlines for each semester for applying? 
We have rolling admission; deadlines are posted on the Admission page.

How long after my file is complete will I hear a decision and how will I be notified of the decision? 
We usually notify applicants who have submitted completed files within two weeks.  Applicants are notified by e-mail and regular mail.

If there graduate housing available?  Where do students live? 
Yes, there are graduate apartments on Main Campus. Students who take classes primarily on Main Campus often choose to live off-campus in surrounding neighborhoods, including Manayunk, East Falls, and Chestnut Hill, all of which are 15-20 minutes away from Main Campus.  Students find apartments to rent through classified ads on Craigslist.

Is parking a problem? 
There is secure on-campus parking available on all campuses.  Main Campus offers a free shuttle service from the academic buildings to campus parking lots.

Program offered at:

Francis Berna, OFM, Ph.D.

Donna A. Tonrey, Psy.D., LMFT, LPC

Counseling and Family Therapy
Master's Programs
Office: Wister Hall, Room 218
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
Phone: 215.951.1767
Fax: 215.991.3585

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