Apply to the Counseling Program

Application Deadlines:

Counselor Education (School Counseling): February 1 (early admission), April 1, and October 1. Program cycle starts in Summer Term. **School students are expected to start in May, but may begin "out of sequence" in other semesters.  

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC): February 1 (early admission), April 1, and October 1. Program cycle starts in Summer Term. **CMHC students are expected to start in May, but may begin "out of sequence" in other semesters.

Licensure Candidates (LPC) and Post-Master's Certificate seeking applicants are reviewed on a rolling admission basis and are eligible to start Summer, Fall, or Spring.

Application Requirements:

  1. Online Application
  2. Official, Sealed Transcripts
  3. 2 Letters of Recommendation
  4. Personal Essay: Applicants must submit an essay outlining professional and personal qualities that you believe will make you a successful school or clinical mental health counselor. Applicants should be specific, directly address identity as a professional counselor, and not exceed 500 words. Please review the follow resources prior to submitting the essay:
    - American Counseling Association
    - American Mental Health Counselors Association
    - American School Counselors Association
    - Pennsylvania Counselors Association
    - Pennsylvania School Counselors Association
  5. On campus group interview

Applicants are expected to have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0.

The GRE is not required for admission.

Please visit the Graduate Admissions website for more information, access to the online application, and contact information.