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Counseling Psychology

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Admission Requirements

Whether you're from Los Angeles, Lisbon, or London, a first-time graduate student or considering a second master's degree, there are a few key minimum graduate admission requirements that students who wish to apply to the Counseling Psychology program must meet to apply to MSMU.

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Minimum Requirements

Students who wish to apply to the Counseling Psychology program must meet minimum graduate admission requirements.

  1. A baccalaureate or professional degree (or equivalent foreign credential) from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, earned by the expected date of entry.
  2. A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale. If your GPA does not meet the minimum requirement—or if you feel that your GPA is not a valid indicator of your ability—you may submit an application, and provide a brief statement (no more than one page) explaining circumstances or limitations that affected your GPA.

Application Components & Process

All graduate applicants are responsible for submitting the following:


GRE

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is NOT required.

Additional lnformation and Admission Requirements for International Students

For Questions or Assistance

For questions or assistance related to the graduate application process, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions by phone: 213-477-2800 or via email: gradprograms@msmu.edu.

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