Applicants to the MA in Mental Health Counseling Program must submit:
- The Graduate Admissions Application.
- A $50 application fee (non-refundable).
- Official undergraduate (and graduate) transcripts.
- The undergraduate transcript should document an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university with a major in psychology or a closely related field. It must also indicate a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 (based on a system where a 4.0 equals an A grade).
- Non-psychology major applicants must demonstrate that they have taken undergraduate coursework in general psychology, statistics, and research methods in psychology. Coursework in undergraduate abnormal psychology is also preferred. A minimum grade of 3.0 is required in each of these courses. These pre-requisite course requirements must all be completed before an application will be reviewed.
- A current résumé.
- Three letters of reference from former faculty members or employment supervisors that attest to the applicant’s ability to be successful in graduate school and the field of mental health counseling.
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores – Verbal, Quantitative, and Writing. Applicants who can demonstrate the successful completion of graduate coursework elsewhere must submit a request to be exempted from the GRE.
- A personal statement of a least 500 words, describing the applicant’s background, experiences, personal qualities, and academic and career goals related to mental health counseling.
- To an interview with the program director.
NOTE: All applicants admitted to the program are expected to utilize the American Psychological Association (APA) writing style in their written assignments. Applicants are strongly advised to acquire a copy of the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the APA.
Fall Semester application materials, including GRE scores, must be received by the Graduate & Adult Enrollment Office by April 15.
- Fall Semester applications received after the deadline would be considered on a case by case basis.
- Applications to initiate the program during other semesters, although exceptional, would also be handled on a case by case basis.