- A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
- A cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the baccalaureate program. [NOTE: The GRE is required for applicants with a cumulative GPA below a 3.3. Applicants above a 3.3 cumulative undergraduate GPA may submit GRE scores to supplement their application files, but the GRE is not required.]
- An appropriate fit between the applicant and the program, as determined by references, transcripts, a program interview, a resume, a biographical background, writing samples, and observation of applicants in group and mock counseling experiences. Strong evidence of a fit between the applicant and the non-academic dispositions determined by program faculty to be important for success in the program and in the field of counseling.
- Upon acceptance into the Counselor Education Master's Program, students are required to undergo fingerprinting and a background check. This process will be at the expense of the student and will take place within the first 12 credits of the program. Any non-disclosure or falsification of information on application documents may be cause for removal from the program.
Note: If English is not the student's native language, proficiency must be demonstrated through earning an appropriate score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum scores accepted: 550 (paper score); 213 (electronic score); 85 (internet-based test IBT) with writing and speaking no less than a score of 22, and no score under 20.