Admission Process

Master of Science - Counseling Psychology

Cohorts for the MS in Counseling Psychology program begin in fall semesters and take two years of coursework, followed by one year of internship.  Deadline to apply is February 15. Applications after February 1 will be considered based on availability within the cohort; however, applicants that complete the process prior to February 1 will be given priority.

Interested candidates must follow the below procedures. All application materials must be submitted by February 15.

  1. Apply:  Application can be made online at www.frostburg.edu/grad or by mailing in an application to:

    FSU Graduate Services
    101 Braddock Road
    Frostburg, MD 21532

  2. Send official undergraduate and graduate transcripts to: (FSU alumni do not need to send FSU transcripts as FSU Office of Graduate Services will have access to alumni transcripts).  However, all transcripts outside of FSU must be sent.

    FSU Graduate Services
    101 Braddock Rd
    Frostburg, MD 21532

  3. Students that do not have a 3.0 GPA must submit official scores of the GRE (Graduate Record Admissions) Test or MAT. Required scores a minimum score of 1,000 (V+Q) (for tests taken prior to August 1, 2011) or 300 (V+Q) (for tests taken on or after August 1, 2011) or 410 on the MAT.

  4. Submit supplemental application materials that include statement of purpose, resume and letters of reference.  Statement of Purpose and resume can be emailed to wwilson@frostburg.edu.  Letters of reference must be original.  More information about the supplemental application can be found at http://internal.frostburg.edu/_files/files/academics/grad/supplemental-application-instructions-2.pdf.

    Letters of Reference: Applicants seeking admission to the MS Counseling Psychology program are required to submit three letters of reference, two of which must be academic. The applicant should provide the respondent with the request for recommendation form found at http://internal.frostburg.edu/_files/files/academics/grad/master-of-science-counseling-and-psychology-reference-form.pdf and a stamped envelope addressed as follows:

    FSU Graduate Services
    101 Braddock Rd
    Frostburg, MD 21532

    Statement of Purpose: All applicants are to provide a typewritten statement (limited to three pages single spaced) in which the following points are addressed.

    • Briefly describe yourself, e.g., Where are you from? Whom do you consider to be your family? What are you currently doing with your life in terms of education and/or work? What are your recreational interests? Etc.
    • What are your specific life and career goals and aspirations?
    • Are there significant life experiences that you have had that were instrumental in your choosing a career in counseling?
    • Identify your current strengths and needs for development.
    • Describe the typical ways you deal with stress and conflict with others.
    • Why did you choose to apply to Frostburg State University's Counseling Psychology program?
    • After having read through the materials that describe our program, what, if any, concerns or questions do you have about our program?
    Resume: Provide resume that reviews both educational and professional background.
  1. After all application documents have been received, selected candidates will be required to participate in an oral interview and writing prompt.  Interviews are generally scheduled in Spring between February and April.

Send all documents to:

FSU Graduate Services
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532

Or email to gradservices@frostburg.edu.