Admission Requirements - Mental Health Counseling, M.S.

Applications are accepted only for the Fall semester for this graduate degree program.

The Graduate Admissions Committee will make admissions decisions based on the following required criteria:

  1. A Bachelor's degree in Psychology or other relevant field from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all undergraduate and graduate work, with at least a 3.0 average in psychology courses, or strong evidence of recent academic achievement. Please note that the cumulative average is calculated using all of the grades from all previous transcripts.
    Applicants holding graduate degrees in a related field will be evaluated using their graduate GPA, which must be a minimum of 3.0.
  3. Successful completion of 15 credits of undergraduate coursework in Psychology is required. Credits in General Psychology, Statistics, Experimental Methods or Research Methods in Social Science, Abnormal Psychology and Personality Theory are recommended.
  4. Scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test are required; Psychology Subject GRE scores are optional. Applicants with graduate degrees are not required to submit GRE scores.
  5. Completed admission application and fee.
  6. Preference is given to applicants who have work or volunteer experience in activities related to counseling.
  7. Official transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate school attended.
  8. Two letters of recommendation from professors or employers.
  9. Completion of personal statement.
  10. Admission Interview.
  11. International applicants should also review the International Admission's webpages for additional requirements.