Admission Requirements for the Master of Science in Counseling - School Counseling Program
The admissions process requires that you meet the
requirements for both the FHSU Graduate School and the School Counseling
Program. Please fill out an application online and submit the additional
materials listed on the Graduate School website. The departmental admission materials
listed on this page will need to be sent to the Graduate School, where they
will be forwarded on to the Department of Advanced Educational Programs. When applying for this degree program in the Graduate School, look for this title on the application, MS in Counseling (School Counseling). When applying for this program for endorsement only, look for this title on the application, Non-degree School Counseling.
A completed application to the Graduate School for programs in the Advanced Education Programs Department includes evidence of a successful Background Check.
Application Materials for the School Counseling Program
In addition to the Graduate School Requirements, the Counseling Program
requires that you submit the following materials with your graduate school
- Test score results showing an acceptable score on the Miller’s Analogies Test (MAT) or a combined verbal and acceptable score on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Information and practice material for these tests can be obtained through the FHSU Kelly Center
- Proof of a Grade Point Average of 3.00 in the last 60
hours of undergraduate credit.
- Two letters of references
from supervisors and/or professional peers.
- A brief Professional Goals Statement related to the completion of a master’s degree as a
- Official transcripts of
all college work completed and documentation of a degree conferral.
The Master’s Degree Committee in the Counseling program will review the
applicant’s file and forward their recommendation of approval or denial to the
Dean of the Graduate School. If you are admitted to the Counseling program, the
committee chairman will appoint an advisor and designate a graduate committee
responsible for developing your program of study.
If you are denied admission to the program, you should consider filing an appeal to be admitted via a personal interview.
A maximum of twelve graduate credit hours may be
transferred with approval of the Graduate School and departmental review. Applicants may take up to nine credit
hours prior to formal admission to the counseling program. The hours may be
accepted into their degree program after fulfilling all admission requirements.
The Counseling Program accepts applications throughout the year; however, the deadlines noted below have been established for admission to start in a particular semester. Failure to meet the deadline for a particular semester could delay admission into the program.
- Fall Semester March 1
- Spring Semester October 1
- Summer Semester February 1
The counseling program faculty reserves the
right to admit an applicant on a conditional basis.