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Full admission to the M.A. in Mental Health Counseling program requires completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

Undergraduate students interested in admission to the program may apply for provisional admission to the program after completion of ninety-six undergraduate credit hours or 75% or their respective program.

Full admission will be granted only after transcripts confirming successful completion of the bachelor’s program are received. To be considered for admission to the M.A. in Mental Health Counseling program, the applicant must:

  • Submit an application including an essay statement of professional interests and desired outcomes for participation in the program.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from individuals who are qualified to evaluate the applicant’s potential for successful masters-level graduate work.
  • Interview with the Mental Health Counseling faculty.
  • Submit a complete curriculum vitae and/or professional resume.
  • Submit official transcripts from all prior regionally accredited college-level work.
  • Submit an official GRE score no more than five years old, preferably three years or less.
  • Be proficient in the English language.*
  • Pay the graduate application fee.

International applicants from countries in which the official language is not English are required to take either TOEFL or IELTS.