Applicants are required to have earned at least a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or a degree from a non-U.S. institution of higher education that is judged equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree by the International Admissions office and have an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (based on a 4-point scale) computed for all undergraduate credits from the applicant’s most recent baccalaureate degree.
A prospective student may apply at any time and should follow the general graduate application procedure for degree-seeking students (see Graduate Admission Requirements). Admission to the program is based on:
Letter of application describing your professional experiences as they support your desire to be a counselor in a school or addiction setting, specific career goals, and reasons for your interest in this program. Include in the letter your vision about the role of a counselor in a school or addiction setting.
A current résumé or curriculum vitae.
A writing sample is required of all finalists.
An on-campus pre-admission interview is required of all finalists.When attendance is an extreme hardship for the applicant, special arrangements may be made (such as a conference telephone interview or alternate site interview).
Three letters of recommendation supporting the applicants qualifications for a counseling program and for graduate work.
A criminal background check prior to placement in a school setting is required of all students, and may be required prior to placement in an addiction setting.
An Adjudication statement is required of each student upon acceptance and at several checkpoints in the program.