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Academic Requirements for Admission

Admission to the Master of Science in Counselor Education occurs in the Summer trimester and Fall trimester. To fulfill requirements for admission to the Master of Science in Counselor Education degree programs students must:

  1. Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution;
  2. Have an overall cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 or have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on the last 30 hours of coursework;
  3. Submit a current resume and statement of professional counseling career goals.
  4. Complete the Graduate School Application that includes official transcripts, GRE scores (less than five years old with verbal and quantitative sub-scores) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores (less than five years old), and complete the Counselor Education Informed Consent Checklist;
  5. Have completed coursework that reflects adequate preparation for pursuing an advanced degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling or School Counseling (General Psychology or Educational Psychology, Counseling Theory, Statistics); and
  6. Have made up any deficiencies in undergraduate course preparation prior to the completion of the first 18 semester hours of graduate coursework.

Mail application and accompanying documents to the Graduate Office at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, MS.

Students who apply to the School Counseling or Psychometrics program and pursuing an AA Educator License must satisfy MDE requirements.