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Master's in Counseling Degree Requirements

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Program Prerequisites

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or recognized international institution
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (will consider lower GPAs for highly qualified applicants)
  • Nine credits in undergraduate psychology coursework with a grade of B or higher
    • Three of the nine credits may be in an area closely related to psychology
    • Applicants are recommended to have three undergraduate credits in either abnormal psychology or psychopathology
  • Minimum of 6–9 months of field experience working in social service agencies, mental health professions or substance use intervention sites

Required Materials

  • Application
  • Official transcript for the last degree earned.
    International transcripts must include an official course-by-course evaluation of all academic work from an accredited academic evaluating service
  • Résumé
    For Clinical Mental Health Counseling applicants, significant experience in the field of Counseling must be demonstrated
  • Two letters of recommendation
    Letters may come from employers, professors or professional associates
  • Personal statement
    In 250–500 words, detail your interest in the counseling program, your relevant academic and personal experience, and how this degree will impact your career goals
  • Interview
    Once all required materials are received, you will be contacted to meet with the review

International Applicants

Please consult the International admission requirements page, or for specific queries, contact your admissions officer.

Deadlines

Completed application and all supporting documents must be received by:

  • March 1 for priority consideration
  • July 15 for the fall semester

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