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 a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale on the highest degree completed.
  • 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 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.)

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