Admission to Master of Arts in Professional Counseling, Master of Arts in School Counseling — SGCS
In addition to the General Admissions Requirements, the applicant must:
- Submit official transcripts from a regionally accredited college or university showing the undergraduate degree earned with at least 18 hours of credit in psychology (six hours of which may be equivalent courses from allied fields, such as nursing, sociology, social work or special education).
- Have an undergraduate minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above (4.0 scale).
- Participate in an interview with the Program Director from the Department of Behavioral Sciences.
- Submit three letters of recommendation to affirm applicant’s professional promise, character, and capacity to pursue graduate-level education in the field of counseling.
- Submit a life mission statement, along with two release forms for background checks.
- In addition to the $50.00 application fee, upon admission, a $200 registration fee will be due with reservation for first course.
- Special admission to the two year program option may be granted if learners meet one of the following conditions:
- Learners have taken PSYC 461 – Counseling Process and Techniques and PSYC 467 – Psychotherapy, or equivalent, as part of the 18 hour prerequisite requirement. The remaining 12 hours may include a combination of other undergraduate psychology coursework or equivalent coursework from closely allied disciplines, such as social work. Equivalent coursework will be evaluated by course description and course content.
- One year of direct clinical experience in a work related setting in addition to the 18 hour undergraduate requirement. This experience will be supported by a reference from a direct supervisor documenting this clinical work. This clinical experience must include one-on-one counseling and/or group counseling work.