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Admission Requirements

Admission to the clinical mental health counseling specialty master’s program requires a minimum undergraduate GPA. of 3.0.  If the GPA is below 3.0, the applicant may submit GRE scores for possible consideration. Undergraduate coursework in psychology is strongly recommended.

Individuals applying to the clinical mental health counseling master’s program are required to submit:

  • The online application
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended
  • A personal statement describing factors that influenced the decision to apply to Graduate School and how this program will facilitate fulfillment of the applicant’s professional goals (by email to gofurther@hood.edu)
  • In the counseling profession, a professional is expected to recognize and appreciate individual differences. Write about an experience (or experiences) you have had working with people different than yourself? What strengths and limitations do you see in your ability to recognize and appreciate individuals who hold beliefs and/or values that differ from your own?
  • A résumé or curriculum vitae (by email to gofurther@hood.edu)
  • A minimum of two (three preferred) academic and/or professional letters of recommendation (by email to gofurther@hood.edu)

All application materials should be submitted by June 15 for fall admission and Nov. 15 for spring admission. Applications will continue to be reviewed after the deadline on a space-available basis.

Applicants may be contacted to schedule an interview, with online or video interviews used for applicants who live more than two hours from campus.