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Admission Requirements

A baccalaureate degree is required, preferably in psychology, rehabilitation sciences, human services, social sciences or a related field of study. A minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (based on 4.0) is required. 

Applicants should possess strong interpersonal and professional skills, must be committed to developing clinical skills through clinical practice and supervision, and be open to feedback, self-assessment, and self-reflection. Applicants must communicate in a clear, organized, and logical fashion both verbally and in writing.

We welcome applicants from all race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender and gender identity, disability and military backgrounds and other categories of underrepresented persons.

Admission is available for fall semester start only on a full-time or part-time basis.

Application Procedures

Fall 2018 Application Deadline: Rolling admissions through August 2018

Fall 2019 Application Deadlines:
Priority Application Deadline: February 1, 2019
Standard Application Deadline: April 1, 2019
Rolling admissions contingent upon space available after April 1, 2019.

All applicants must:

  • Complete the SHRS ApplyYourself online application.
  • Submit the $50 application fee (U.S.).
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • Submit a minimum of three letters of recommendation – Preferably from individuals who have instructed you in academic settings and/or supervised research activities.
  • Submit a personal statement – Description of educational and long-term professional goals.
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Participate in an interview – Applicants may be required to complete a group interview with the counseling faculty as a part of the application process. Face-to-face interviews are preferred but other means can be arranged if indicated.
  • Additional requirements for international applicants

Additional Information

This program requires that students complete clinical internships at facilities external to the University, and such facilities may require a criminal background check, an Act 33/34 clearance, and a drug screen to determine whether the student is qualified to participate in the clinical internships. Additionally, in order to become licensed, many states will inquire as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor, a felony, or a felonious or illegal act associated with alcohol and/or substance abuse.