Admission Requirements

  1. Completed Admission Application  
  2. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a preferred GPA of 2.75 or above in undergraduate work and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in any graduate work.  
  3. Write a statement of purpose addressing the following points:  
    • your reasons for entering the counseling profession  
    • any personal or professional experiences and/or qualifications related to your intended field of study  
    • your perspectives on the relevance and role of cultural competence in counseling  
    • Your statement should be approximately 500-words in length and typewritten.  
  4. Two letters of recommendation (on letterhead) from individuals qualified to objectively evaluate the candidate’s ability to succeed in graduate school and the potential to be a competent educator. Letters must be from individuals who can knowledgeably comment upon the candidate’s academic skills, employment/volunteer experience, leadership potential, and professional abilities.  
  5. Transcripts  
  6. Resume  

Candidates who meet minimum requirements are invited to interview.  

Optional, if available at the time of admission:  

  • Proof of completion of CBEST, Negative/Clear TB Verification, and Certificate of Clearance.  

Program Requirement: If not completed at the time of admission:  

  • Proof of a Negative/Clear TB Verification and Certificate of Clearance must be submitted Prior to registering for Practicum courses. A Passing CBEST Verification score must be submitted prior to registering for Fieldwork/Internship courses.