Mental Health Counseling Admissions Requirements

For a quick overview of application procedures, visit the Graduate Admissions page for Mental Health Counseling.

Applicants who present satisfactory evidence of their ability to perform at the graduate level will be admitted to the Master's of Science in Mental Health Counseling Program at St. John Fisher College on a space-available basis.

The Admissions Committee and the Program Director will judge the qualifications of applicants.

Please Note: The MHC program begins in the fall semester only.

In addition to the materials and credentials outlined in the general admission requirements, the following are also required:

To be considered for entry into the program as a matriculated student:

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is recommended.*
  • Undergraduate course in Abnormal Psychology is recommended.
  • Life experience relevant to the work of a mental health counselor (such as personal experience and paid or volunteer experience).
  • References from individuals acquainted with the applicant's abilities.
  • A satisfactory interview with the Admissions Committee of the Mental Health Counseling Program.

Here's how to apply

*Applicants whose GPA is less than 3.0 may interview for the admission but may be asked to take the GRE and provide evidence of ability and motivation to successfully complete graduate-level studies in Mental Health Counseling.

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