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Program Admissions Requirements

Specific requirements for admission to Graduate program are:

  • Detailed Statement of Purpose 
  • 3 Letters of recommendation (2 must be Academic references) 
  • A minimum GPA requirement of 2.75 

Background Check

Some states will not issue a professional counseling license to those with a failed background check. If an applicant or student has questions regarding such, it is recommended they check with the state professional counseling licensure board prior to applying to the Masters degree professional degree program. See the Counseling Program coordinator or faculty supervisor for further information. Also note that some field experience sites require completion of a background check prior to accepting students to the field experience. All background checks are at the expense of the student. See the Counseling Program coordinator or faculty supervisor for more information.

Professional Liability Insurance

All students are required to purchase and provide proof of professional liability insurance prior to beginning their field experience and retain coverage through the duration of the field experience. Professional liability insurance is at the expense of the student and may be retained through HPSO (Health Professionals Service Organization) found on the American Counseling Association's website

State Licensure

Visit your state board website

Path to Licensure

To attain licensure in the field of professional counseling (LPC/LMHC/LCPC) or marriage and family therapy (LMFT), graduates must complete further clinical supervised training, pass nationally-normed field related examinations (NCE and/or NCMHCE), pass a jurisprudence exam in some states, and may have to complete additional coursework depending on the state licensure requirements. Required exams, additional focused coursework, and/or number of required clinical supervised training hours following degree completion is dependent on the state/country in which the graduate pursues licensure. For delineation of individual state licensure requirements, consult the following web sites and/or your state professional licensure board website.