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2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Mental Health Counseling–M.S.

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The student must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. The student’s undergraduate grade point average should be 3.0 or higher. The following materials must be submitted no later than February 1. It is recommended that materials be submitted well in advance of these deadlines.

  1. Prospective students should submit to the Graduate Office:
    1. Evidence of scholarship and academic potential:
      1. Undergraduate academic record and completed graduate course work
      2. Submission of scores on Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Apti tude tests. Typically, scores on the Verbal and Quantitative tests are approximately 50th percentile or better. The GRE Advanced (Psychology) or the Miller Analogies Test is recommended but not required foradmission. Applicants are advised that scores on such tests may besubmitted with application materials in order to enhance one’s candidacy.
    2. Evidence of potential for developing effective human relationships and professional commitment
      1. Three letters of reference, at least one of which is from an academic source.
      2. Student statement about goals, prior related experience, and future plans. Two years of professionally related experience is preferred. The statement should be typewritten or word processed on page(s) separate from the application form itself.
      3. Professional Resume
  2. An interview with faculty members of the Counseling and Psychological Services Department staff may be arranged, contingent on the submission of competitive credentials.
  3. All credentials must be submitted and then reviewed by the staff prior to the completion of nine hours of graduate study in the program.
  4. Credentials are viewed in a holistic manner such that a strength in one area might offset a weakness in another. This holistic review of each individual’s materials helps avoid the exclusion of qualified students that may serve the field well but whose particular circumstances result in submission of admission credentials that fall below those of the typical entering student.

Degree Candidacy

It is the responsibility of the student to file for degree candidacy when 12-18 hours of course work have been completed. A cumulative average of 3.0 or better, completion of 512, and demonstrated professional competence is required to qualify for the awarding of degree candidacy status. Degree Candidacy Application Forms can be obtained from the Graduate Studies Office.

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