Admission Requirements for Counseling, MA and Public Health, MPH
Dual degree candidates must be admitted to each of the programs in order to enroll in the dual-degree program. The Master of Public Health (MPH) program requires a Summer start (late May) but reviews applications in line with the Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) program. The Deadline for Fall admission is January 15. The deadline for Spring admission is November 1. If a student is accepted to the Fall start of the MAC program, they must enroll in the MPH the May prior to that start. If a student is accepted to the Spring start of the MAC program, they must enroll in the MPH summer session after their first Spring semester.
Program-Specific Admission Requirements
The following requirements must be met:
- A graduate application, including personal statements, to be completed online on our How to Apply to Graduate Programs page.
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a recommended GPA of 3.0 or better.
- One official transcript from each college, university, or professional school attended. Transfer credits included on a transcript must include grades earned; if not, an official transcript from the original school must be submitted. Transcripts must be sent from the issuing school in a sealed envelope and contain the appropriate signatures and seals to be considered official.
- Completion of at least three Psychology courses (must include Introductory Psychology) and an Elementary Statistics course, with grades of “B” or better in each.
- Three letters of recommendation. The letters must be of a professional, not personal nature and one from a health professional. If the student has been out of school five years or less, at least one letter must come from a professor.
- Knowledge of the Public Health profession through work or volunteer experience.
- An interview with the Counseling department (by invitation only).
- International applicants should visit our International page 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.