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Admission Requirements and Deadlines M.Ed. and Initial Certification

 

The admission process begins with application to the Graduate School. The application and all materials are submitted to the Graduate School. Files will be reviewed in the department only after all materials are received. Admissions to the M.Ed. Professional Counseling (Clinical Mental Health Counseling, formerly Community Counseling or School) and the Initial Certification programs are made each semester (summer, fall, spring). Admissions to the M.Ed. Professional Counseling (College Student Affairs) are made only in the fall semester with application deadline in the prior February.

M.Ed. (Clinical Mental Health Counseling, formerly Community Counseling or School ) and Initial Certification (non-degree)  admission standards 

  1. 2.7 Undergraduate GPA
  2. Minimum GRE composite score of:
    a.  800 (before to August 1, 2011, minimum of 400 verbal and 400/3.5 quantitative or analytical writing), or
    b.  286 (after August 1,2011, minimum of 146 verbal and 140/3.5 analytical writing)
  3. Resume
  4. Written personal narrative describing the reasons for applying to the program, an analysis of personal strengths and weaknesses related to chosen option, career goals, and anticipated benefits from the program.                    
  5. Interview with faculty. This interview will focus on the assessment of factors such as emotional maturity, professional related experience, readiness for the program, life experiences, attitude, compatibility with department goals, and communication/interpersonal skills.
  6. School Counseling Applicants ONLY:
    a.  Passing score on the GACE Basic Skills exam (http://www.gace.nesinc.com)
    b.  The GACE Basic Skills exam can be exempted with the following scores:
    1. SAT Composite score: 1000 on Verbal and Math
    2. ACT Composite score: 43 on English and Math
    3. GRE Composite score: 1030 on Verbal and Quantitative (before 8/1/2011)
    GRE Composite score: 297 on Verbal and Quantitative (on or after 8/1/2011)
Application Deadlines (Clinical Mental Health Counseling, formerly Community Counseling) 
  • Admission: Fall

  • Priority Application Deadline: February 1st

  • Interview: March

  • Notification of Acceptance: April

M.Ed. (College Student Affairs) admission standards

  1. 2.7 Undergraduate GPA 
  2. Minimum GRE composite score of: a.  800 (before to August 1, 2011, minimum of 400 verbal and 400/3.5 quantitative or analytical writing), or b.  286 (after August 1,2011, minimum of 146 verbal and 140/3.5 analytical writing)
  3. Written personal narrative describing the reasons for applying to the program, an analysis of personal strengths and weaknesses related to chosen option, career goals, and anticipated benefits from the program
  4. Interview with faculty. This interview will focus on the assessment of factors such as emotional maturity, professional related experience, readiness for the program, life experiences, attitude, compatibility with department goals, and communication/interpersonal skills.  
  5. Resumé
Application Deadlines (College Student Affairs)

  • Admission: Fall
  • Priority Application Deadline: February 1st
  • Interview: March
  • Notification of Acceptance: April