Admission Requirements for Counseling, MA and International Peace and Conflict Resolution, MA
Dual degree candidates must be admitted to each of the programs in order to enroll in the dual degree program.
- Applicants must complete all parts of our Graduate Application online.
- A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (with a recommended GPA of 3.0 or better) is required before admitted students can begin their graduate coursework in the program.
- Applicants must submit one official transcript from each college, university, or professional school attended. Transcripts must be sent from the issuing school electronically or by mail and contain the appropriate signatures and seals.
- Completion of a Psychology major is not required; however, all applicants must have completed at least three Psychology courses (including Introductory Psychology) with grades of “B” or better.
- Of note, applications will be accepted for individuals who are in the process of completing their remaining Psychology courses, and these courses must be completed before admitted students can begin their graduate coursework in the program.
- Applicants’ experience working with others (e.g., jobs, volunteer positions, internships, etc.) is considered. Applicants are encouraged to discuss these experiences in their essay or upload a resume with their application. Resumes are optional but encouraged.
- As part of the application, completion of essays are required. Applicants can also complete an optional scholarship essay if they wish to be considered for a counseling scholarship. Each essay should be no longer than 250 words. The required essays are reviewed to assess applicants’ written communication skills, as well as their self-awareness.
- Three letters of recommendation are required from writers who have professional (not personal) relationships with the applicant. Multiple letters are encouraged from professors, and at least one letter must come from a professor.
- Applicants must attend an interview with the Counseling and IPCR program administrators and faculty. Interviews are by invitation only and typically take place virtually.
- International applicants should visit International Admissions for detailed information on admission requirements and application procedures. Official results from the TOEFL or IELTS are required for all students for whom English is a second language except for non-native speakers of English who hold degrees or diplomas from post-secondary institutions in English-speaking countries (e.g. the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand). A course-by-course evaluation of all transcripts by an independent evaluation service based in the United States also is required.
Our priority application deadline is January 15th. After January 15th, we will review applications on a rolling basis if spots are available in the class.
Students are billed on a per-credit basis based on the number of credits they enroll for in a given semester. For tuition rates, please visit our Graduate Tuition page.
Financial aid is available to assist qualified students in covering tuition and related expenses, as well as living costs. Students can apply to receive up to $20,500 annually through the Federal Direct Stafford Loan at a fixed interest. In addition to the Stafford Loan, students can choose to borrow either a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan or a private alternative student loan to cover remaining expenses. Graduate assistantships also may be available to those who qualify. Learn more about available financial aid and how to apply.