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MA in Counseling Admission Requirements

As an applicant to Rosemont's MA in Counseling program, you are carefully evaluated on the basis of your potential to become an effective, competent, ethical counselor who communicates the importance of multicultural issues.

Find all deadlines, pre-requisites, and instructions for application listed below. You may also refer to more general information about the School of Graduate and Professional Studies admissions process.

Admissions Deadlines

Spring 2021 Deadline: 12/21/2020
Summer 2021 Deadline: 4/12/2021


  • Applicants for the Master of Arts in Counseling  must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-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 must have received a major or minor in psychology OR demonstrate evidence of a strong background in psychology that includes the completion of such courses during an undergraduate program: Introduction to Psychology, Personality Theory, and Statistics.
  • Deficiencies at the undergraduate level must be remediated before graduate admission is granted.
  • Formal admission to the program is granted only after all admissions materials have been received and reviewed, and all pre-requisites have been met.

How to Apply to the Graduate Counseling Program

To apply to the MA in Counseling program, complete the following:

  • Free Online Application.
  • Submission of a Resume or CV.
  • Request that all previous official transcripts from undergraduate and graduate be sent to Rosemont (mark to the attention of Teresa Fitzpatrick, Graduate Admissions Counselor).
  • Two Letters of Recommendation, preferably from someone who can address your academic and/or professional competencies.
  • For applicants whose native language is not English, official copies of TOEFL scores are required.
  • Please complete a personal statement (450 – 500 words) describing:
    • Your passion(s) for the profession and the population(s) and/or demographic(s) you aspire to help through counseling services.
    • How you intend to develop meaningful relationships with these population(s) and/or demographics within the counseling relationship.
    • What personal biases or multicultural challenges may you encounter when working with these population(s) and/or demographics(s) as well as how you may overcome them to become an effective counseling professional.
  • Personal Interview.

All written documents (resume or CV, admission prompts, letters of recommendation) must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document or PDF document to