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BA/MA Counselor Program Admissions

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Admission as a Freshman

Track 1

Prospective students must meet two of the following three criteria:

  • Minimum high school 3.5 GPA
  • Minimum 27 ACT or 1100 SAT score
  • Graduate in top 10% of high school class.

In addition to applying to the University, eligible students must submit a separate application for the BA/MA Program along with 3 letters of recommendation and a writing sample, as well as participate in an interview with BA/MA faculty.

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Optional BA/MA Counselor Program Admission

If you do not currently meet requirements to enter the BA/MA Counselor Program, one of the options below may be just right for you.

Track 2

This track is open to students after their freshman year who meet the following criteria:

  • Complete 30 semester hours, including transfer credits, with a minimum 3.3 GPA
  • Complete Principles of Psychology (PSYCH 101), Principles of Learning (PSYCH 201) or Physiological Psychology (PSYCH 251), and Social Problems (SOC 204)
  • Submit the BA/MA application, writing sample, and transcript to the BA/MA Program Coordinator
  • Participate in an interview with BA/MA faculty

Track 3

This track is open to students after their sophomore year who meet the following criteria:

  • Complete 60 semester hours, including transfer credits, with a minimum 3.3 GPA
  • Complete Principles of Psychology (PSYCH 101), Principles of Learning (PSYCH 201), Physiological Psychology (PSYCH 251), Social Problems (SOC 204), Minority Groups (SOC 205) or Family Systems (SOC 303); Statistics for Behavioral Science (BSC 221) and one of the following: Social Psychology (BSC 301), Personality (PSYCH 305), Abnormal Psychology (PSYCH 401)
  • Submit the BA/MA application, writing sample, and transcript to the BA/MA Coordinator
  • Participate in an interview with BA/MA faculty