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Application Requirements for the M.Ed. in Counseling and Development

The successful applicant for admission to the Counseling and Development program will complete the Graduate School admission requirements. Specific program requirements include: 

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university 
  • Official transcript(s) of all college credit 
  • Undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work 
  • Official General Test scores
    • Graduate Record Examination score of 146 on the Verbal Reasoning section and 140 on the Quantitative Reasoning section are preferred (post August 2011 exam) or a combined verbal and quantitative score of 800 preferred (pre-August 2011 exam), or 
    • Miller Analogies Test (scale score of 392 preferred) 
  • Three recommendations - you will be required to provide the names and email addresses of your three evaluators in the online admissions application. These three individuals will then receive an email asking them to complete the online recommendation form.    
  • Resume
  • A brief statement of purpose articulating your reasons for pursuing a master's in counseling and why you are a good fit for the field of counseling (1-2 pages)
  • On-campus interview (interviews will be conducted on the second Friday in February for summer admission, and the second Friday in June for fall admission)

  • January 15 is the application deadline for summer admission.  May 15 is the deadline for fall admission.  All admission materials must be received in our office on or before these dates.

Admission to the Counseling and Development Program is competitive. Promising applicants are invited for a group interview with the Counseling and Development Admissions Committee. The admissions committee considers all the requirements previously listed when making the admission recommendations. Successful applicants will be notified of acceptance by the Dean of the Graduate School.

Graduate School
211 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
800/411-7041 (toll free)
803/323-2292 (Fax)

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