Masters in Mental Health, Rehabilitation, and Addictions Counseling
- Except for students admitted into the combined B.S./M.A. program in Rehabilitation and Human Services (B.S.) and Rehabilitation Counseling (M.A.), students admitted to the Counseling M. A. program must have completed their baccalaureate degree by the time they begin the program.
- Applicants must have completed at least 20 semester credits of course work in the behavioral sciences at the undergraduate level, which must include abnormal psychology, personality theory, developmental psychology, and statistics. Those who have not taken all four of these courses may be admitted on a provisional basis until the requirement is completed. Prerequisite courses must be completed during the first year in the MA program. Courses in psychology and sociology may be applied toward this prerequisite. Course work in other social science disciplines where the course focus is on the description or explanation of individual or group behavior may be accepted in fulfillment of this prerequisite at the discretion of the Counseling Department.
- Minimum GPA requirements will be those of the Graduate School; an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 overall or 3.0 for the junior/senior years. We sometimes admit applicants on a provisional basis with lower GPA scores based on exceptional individual circumstances impacting your UG GPA.
- GRE scores (General only; subject GRE test in psychology is not required). Alternatively, students may submit test scores on the MAT.
- References, vocational training and experiences, and proposed career goals are very important in the admissions process, as they allow us to better understand the kind of training applicants are seeking. You will need at least 3 letters of recommendation.
- Interview for finalists being considered for admission. This interview may be conducted in a group format at UND, or over the phone for long-distance applicants. Interviews are generally held at the end of February or the beginning of March.
Prospective students begin their application process on MyGradSpace .
The Department is committed to cultural diversity and students from minority groups are encouraged to apply. The department typically admits 18 – 20 new students annually, from an applicant pool ranging from 30-45 over the last several years. The department is committed to addressing the current shortage of qualified rehabilitation counselors at the state and national levels. We actualize this commitment through active recruitment of new students for the rehabilitation program.