Counseling

The M.A. degree program in Counseling will consider applicants who:

  • Meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School.
  • Submit an official transcript (U.S. schools) or NACES or AICE evaluation (international schools) showing an earned baccalaureate or higher degree, and official transcripts or NACES or AICE evaluations from all graduate schools attended. Applicants must also submit an official transcript or NACES or AICE evaluation from any school that shows completion of required program prerequisites.
  • Have earned a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited (or internationally recognized as equivalent) institution.
  • Have earned an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Submit a written Statement of Purpose.
  • Interview with program faculty and representatives upon invitation.
  • Submit two professional/academic Admission References.
  • Have successfully completed college-level subject matter prerequisites from a regionally accredited institution. Each course must have earned at least three semester credits and may have been taken at the undergraduate or graduate level.
    • Developmental Studies
    • Statistics or Research Methods
    • Nine additional semester credits in the behavioral/social sciences
  • Submit Miller Analogies Test or GRE score report (taken within the last five years).
  • Submit a Program Prerequisite Planning form, if applicable.
  • Submit a current resume.
  • Undergo a criminal background check after being invited to the program and submit results. (Certain offenses may preclude graduates from becoming licensed as a professional counselor and/or may limit clinical placement options.)

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Certificate

The certificate program in child and adolescent mental health will consider applicants who:

  • Meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School.
  • Submit an official transcript (U.S. schools) or NACES or AICE evaluation (international schools) showing an earned baccalaureate or higher degree, and official transcripts or NACES or AICE evaluations from all graduate schools attended. Applicants must also submit an official transcript or NACES or AICE evaluation from any school that shows completion of required program prerequisites.
  • Have earned a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited (or internationally recognized as equivalent) institution.
  • Have earned an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Submit one professional and one personal Admission Reference.
  • Submit a written Statement of Purpose.
  • Interview with program faculty upon invitation.
  • Have earned a master’s-level license or degree from a regionally accredited institution in one of the following areas: special education (EBD), counseling psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, pastoral care and counseling, or other related degrees, or are currently enrolled in a master’s program (MSW, MFT, M.A.).
  • Have completed a course in developmental psychology with a child development component from a regionally accredited (or internationally recognized as equivalent) institution. The course must have earned at least two semester credits and may have been taken at either the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • Submit a current resume.

Students who have not achieved the minimum GPA, grade standards, or other assessment criteria may still apply in order to be considered for provisional acceptance. See Admission Categories.