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School Counseling

Special Admission Criteria

PLEASE NOTE: Students will be admitted for graduate study in School Counseling once a year in the summer. Application deadline is March 1.

Applicants to the M.Ed. in School Counseling Program must comply with the following:

  1. If applicants have not earned at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale in their undergraduate programs, they must submit a minimum score of 402 on the Miller Analogies Test or a minimum of 1,000 (V+Q) on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination prior to the interview. Scores below the above criteria may be considered on an individual basis.
  2. Applicants must provide the names, occupational titles, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three references, two of whom must be previous work supervisors or someone who will be able to respond to questions concerning the candidate's suitability for graduate study in School Counseling.
  3. Applicants will provide a typewritten statement which will answer questions about themselves. These questions will be supplied by the Office of Graduate Services as part of the application for graduate study.
  4. Applicants are required to have a pre-admission interview with the Graduate Program Coordinator.
  5. Applicant's undergraduate preparation must include the following courses (or their equivalent as determined by the Program Coordinator) for a total of 6 hours:
    1. Introduction / General Psychology
    2. Educational Psychology or Developmental Psychology (Child or Adolescent)
  6. Applicants must provide documentation of experience working with children and/or adolescents through paid employment, extensive volunteer work and/or internship.


School Counseling Coordinator: Dr. Karla Diehl / Phone: 301-687-4422