Admission Requirements

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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  • $50 application fee (beginning Fall 2016, the application fee will be deferred and assessed during Financial Check-In)
  • Regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA for admission.
    • Official college transcripts (must be mailed directly from your college to Liberty University in an official, sealed envelope).
  • Official GRE or MAT Test Scores (Not required for students with an undergraduate GPA greater than 3.25). Must be within 5 years.
    • GRE: Current GRE, 150 Verbal Reasoning, 150 Quantitative Reasoning, 3.5 Analytical Writing. Former GRE: 1000 total
    • MAT: 375 Minimum (must also submit GRE Analytical Writing scores)
  • Submit two Letters of Recommendation (Professional or Academic) addressing the applicant's ability to complete graduate level work, disposition and ability to become a counselor, maturity, motivation, and ethics.
  • Letter of Intent (1 page typed) describing your professional goals, how your interests and goals match the goals and mission of the department, and what you hope to gain from graduate study. Include your reasons for seeking admission to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Liberty University.
  • Personal Statement (3-5 pages typed and double spaced) addressing past helping experiences, reasons for wanting to enter the field of clinical mental health counseling, and personal qualities that will enable the applicant to be an effective mental health counselor.
  • Undergraduate prerequisites (can be taken after admission)
    • 6 credit hours in Counseling, Psychology, or a closely related field
    • 3 credit hours in Statistics (can be MATH 201)
  • Self-Certification Form (for students in the final term of their bachelor's degree)
  • Current Liberty undergraduate students seeking preliminary acceptance into a graduate program must complete a Graduation Application through their ASIST Account.
  • Additional admission requirements for international students

The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree program is designed to lead to professional licensure as outlined by individual state boards of counseling, however, students should consult the rules and regulations regarding licensure for their particular state.

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