Master of Arts Admissions Procedures
The following procedures are to be used for the Addictions, Community Agency, and Rehabilitation Counseling emphases.
Complete the Graduate School online application. Required materials include:
- Application for Admission form
- Personal statement
- Three letters of recommendation
- Undergraduate transcripts
- MAT or GRE general score
- Department of Counseling M.A. Supplemental Application Form
Students are also encouraged to submit a curriculum vitae (resume).
Students will be admitted to the program during one yearly admissions period. Applications for the Counseling program must be completed by February 1 for admission the following Summer or Fall semester. There are no deferred admissions to the program. In completing the Admissions process, we can only consider information received on or before February 1. Please be certain that all information relevant to your application arrives on time.
After February 1, summary forms for each applicant are distributed to all admissions committee members. Applicants will be identified for further consideration and these applicants will be asked to participate in an interview. Following the completion of all interviews, a final ranking of applicants is made, such that 18-20 people are admitted to the M.A. Program and an additional 10-18 people are named alternates for admission. Notification of acceptance or alternate status will occur around March 15. When final admissions decisions are made, all applicants are notified of their admission status by the Graduate School via email. Applicants who are admitted will have 10 days to respond to the Department about their intent to either accept or decline admission. This must be done promptly, as the plans of other students will be affected by your response.