Admission Requirements

​Admission Requirements

A.) Applicant screening meetings are conducted twice a year.  All application materials (see below) must be received by submission deadlines:  February 1 for the Fall semester or September 1 for the Spring semester.


B.) In addition to submitting the application, all transcripts and written statement of purpose and general plans for graduate study, the applicant must arrange for a recent (not more than five years old) Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score to be sent directly to the Department of Counseling and Special Education and be received by the application deadline.  The MAT score, undergraduate grade point ave​rage, and the applicant’s statement of purpose and general plans for graduate study are all considered in determining admission.  The MAT is available through testing centers such as the Computer-Based and Placement Testing Center locate on the CMU campus.


C.) Applicants chosen in the screening process will be initially admitted to the program on a Conditional basis.  To be eligible for Regular Admission status, the student must first complete a minimum of 10 semester hours of coursework in the Counselor Education program with a minimum 3.0 grade point average.  The student must then submit an application for Regular Admission, available in the CSE department office, which will be reviewed by the Counselor Education faculty to determine the student’s suitability for Regular Admission status. 


For more information on the Miller Analogies Test, view the MAT Information Page


To apply for the Masters in Counseling Program, please visit the Graduate Studies website to fill out an online application.




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