Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. 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.]
  3. 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.
  4. 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.