Admission to these programs is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School. Admission to the counselor education program requires a grade point average of 2.50 or above for the undergraduate course work. Program admission requirements include: a personal interview with an admission committee and a typewritten autobiographical statement reflecting the applicant’s respective personal and professional history with a statement of rationale for seeking admittance to the program.
Admission to the specialization in Art Therapy also requires submission of a portfolio of original art work, to be evaluated by art therapy faculty, that demonstrates competence with art materials.
The various specializations in counseling require a set of core courses and individual requirements depending on the goals of the student. All specializations require a foundation program of fifty-four credits under Plans A or C. Additional credits may be required for students completing more than one specialization area. Outlines of recommended minimum programs in the specialization area may be secured from the unit secretary. Cognate course work within and /or outside the College of Education supportive of a major in counselor education is required of all candidates. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the College of Education and the Graduate School's regulations governing graduate scholarship and degrees.