Counseling Psychology

Admissions Requirements - Counseling Psychology (MEd)

For admission consideration, applicants should submit:

  • College of Education Application for Admission
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all accredited institutions attended and/or from which you earned credit.
  • Statement of Goals which outlines your interest in seeking a master's degree with a specific focus on the career to which you aspire; your interests; and your academic and job-related experiences that are relevant to the program.
  • Two Letters of Reference should be obtained to provide insight regarding the applicant's academic competence. References from college/university faculty are recommended.
  • Professional Resume
  • An interview with the faculty admissions committee may be required after your application becomes complete.

In addition, international applicants should submit:

  • Official document that validates completion and conferral of a degree, diploma, and/or certificate. While not required, applicants are encouraged to submit transcript(s) to the World Education Services (WES) for evaluation.
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS exam scores if a non-native speaker of English. A minimum score of 79 TOEFL iBt or 6.5 on IELTS is required for admission.

How Applications Are Reviewed

The faculty admissions committee will review the application materials to evaluate:

  1. Evidence of work experience and/or volunteer public service relevant to professional development in counseling psychology.
  2. Evidence of intra- and inter-personal skills (or potential for the development of such skills) as indicated in the personal and career statements submitted in support of the application.
  3. Evidence of aptitude for graduate level academic work as determined by graduate and undergraduate grades, especially work in the major and in prerequisite psychology courses.

Submitting Your Documents

Once you have completed your application for admission, your next step is to submit your supporting documents.

Application Deadline

Submit all required admissions documents by the February 1 application deadline to receive priority consideration for admission and financial support.