School of Psychology & Counseling

Admissions Application Additional Info

Application Deadlines:

Doctoral Programs:
Doctoral program applications must be submitted by December 15. Students are admitted to these programs for a fall start term only.

M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (online):
Master's program applications must be submitted by July 1. Applicants to the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School or Community Programs, are considered for the fall term only.

M.A. in Counseling:
Applicants to the Master of Arts in Counseling, School or Community Programs, are considered for the fall and spring terms only.

Fall: July 31
Spring: December 1

M.A. in Human Services Counseling (online):
Applicants to the Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling Program (HSC) are considered for the fall, spring or summer terms. The application deadlines are as follows (priority date is first/last day applications are considered is second):

Fall: July 31
Spring: December 1
Summer: May 1

Late Applications: Applications may be considered beyond the dates listed above as long as space remains available in the class, or until the Admissions Office determines that admission is closed for the semester.

Note To International Applicants: You may be subject to additional/different deadlines in order to obtain the necessary student visa in time for your desired term of entry. Please review the admissions requirements page for international students if you will be applying as an international student (any student requiring a visa for approved study in the U.S.).

For additional information specific to the program you are considering, visit the program admission requirements page.

Recommendations: One recommendation must be from a former professor or instructor capable of evaluating your academic preparation for the type of degree you seek to complete with us. If it has been more than five years since your last schooling, a supervisor recommendation may be submitted in lieu of the faculty recommendation. A clergy recommendation must also be submitted. This may come from a minister, priest or someone else who has the ability to evaluate your spiritual maturity and suitability for graduate study that will include a Christian integration. The third recommendation may be a general reference but not a family member. Recommendation Forms

Scholarly Writing Sample:
Doctoral applicants: This can be a paper you have previously submitted for publication or for a class. Topics should relate to the study of psychology or counseling, and all submissions should adhere to APA format guidelines. Submissions must be 10 pages or less and should be emailed directly to

Master's applicants: must submit a standardized writing sample through the ETS Criterion Service. Applicants can find instructions on the submission process by clicking the link here.

Clinical Skills DVD (for Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision applicants only) : (Only required of those applicants who are invited to interview for admission to the program.) Submit a 10 to 15 minute video of a counseling session that is representative of applicant's counseling skills. Applicants will receive submission instructions when the invitation to interview is issued. All videos must be mock sessions. Do not submit recordings of actual client sessions.

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