Master’s in Counseling: Admission Requirements
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The next Master of Arts in Counseling may not begin until Spring semester of 2016. Updates will be posted to this site as they become available.
Master of Counseling Degree
Core Admission Requirements
Minimal requirements for admission:
- A baccalaureate degree with at least a 2.75 GPA (3.0 GPA preferred)
- GRE scores submitted to the Graduate Office, McClain Hall 203
- Three letters of recommendation submitted to the Graduate Office, McClain Hall 203
- Application forms submitted to the Graduate Office, McClain 203. There is a $40 application fee.
- Additional requirements as specified by the specialty area below.
Specialty Area Requirements
- A personal statement that addresses applicant’s interest and desire to be a school counselor and career plans and goals within profession school counseling.
- At least one letter of recommendation attesting to the applicant's potential as a graduate student and as a school counselor.
Interviews will be conducted at the discretion of school counseling faculty to clarify any of the required qualifications.
Applications will be reviewed by a committee comprised of one full-time counseling faculty, one adjunct faculty member, and one graduate of the Master of Arts in School Counseling Program who is a practicing certified school counselor. The School Counseling Admissions Committee will meet and make an independent recommendation regarding admission decisions. The Committee's recommendation will be forwarded directly to the Department of Education Chair and the Graduate Dean.