Applicants for the Master of Arts in Counseling must hold a bachelor’s degree from
an accredited 4-year college or university, preferably with a major in psychology
or a closely related discipline and a GPA of 3.0 or higher (some exceptions may apply).
All candidates for admission must have had a major or minor in psychology OR satisfactorily
completed the following college-level psychology courses: Introduction to Psychology,
Personality Theory, and Statistics.
Applicants to the MA in Counseling, School Counseling program must have satisfactorily
completed two college-level courses in English (composition and literature) and two
college-level courses in mathematics.
Deficiencies at the undergraduate level must be remediated before graduate admission
Formal admission to the program is granted only after all admissions materials have
been received and reviewed, and all standards have been met.
To apply to the MA in Counseling program, complete the following:
Submission of a Resume or CV
Transcripts – Request that all previous undergraduate (and graduate) institutions send official
transcripts to Rosemont
Request three (3) letters of recommendation, preferably from those who can address your academic and/or professional competencies
For applicants whose native language is not English, official copies of TOEFL scores
Respond to the following three (3) admission prompts:
In 150 words or less please share how obtaining an M.A. in Counseling from Rosemont
College will help you achieve your career goals.
The American Counseling Association defines the professional of counseling as, “A
professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups
to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.” In 300 words
or less, describe an example in which you helped facilitate a difficult interpersonal
relationship. Include the skills and steps you took, how it was resolved and what
you learned from the experience
Effective counseling oftentimes requires the need to understand and respect diverse
cultural backgrounds and traditions. In 150 words or less explain what that means
to you and how you would address this need in your professional career.