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M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Admission Requirements

Admission decisions based on total applicant pool.

Requirements for All Students

  • Application deadline for early decision: February 7.
  • Application deadline: March 1.
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • GPA 3.0 minimum
  • GRE General Test. Institution Code 1905.
  • Official Transcripts from all schools at which you ever enrolled, even for just one credit and even if that credit appears on your bachelor's transcript.
    • E-transcripts preferred. They are the fastest and most reliable method of delivery. Address them to nancy.crane@wheaton.edu.
    • Mail hard copies to Nancy Crane, Graduate Admissions Dept., 501 College Av., Wheaton, IL 60187. 
  • Online Application Form
  • Four Recommendations - these are online forms, not letters. Letters are accepted as supplements to the forms.
    •  Academic
      • Should be an instructor from whom you have taken a class.
    •  Pastoral
      • Can be a Christian leader who is not a pastor.
    •  Professional
      • Should be someone with whom you have had a supervisor-employee relationship; can be in a non-paid context.
    • Mental Health Professional
      • Should be a licensed, mental-health practitioner or a psychology professor.
  • Resume
  • Personal Interview - with a CMHC faculty member.
    • We hope to use the interview to get to know students better and to give them an opportunity to get to know our program better.
    • Applicants should submit their application and essays at least forty-eight hours prior to the interview.
      • 9/28/18, Friday, 8:30 am CST, video conference.
      • 10/26/18, Friday, 8:30 am CST, video conference.
      • 11/30/18, Friday, 8:30 am CST, video conference.
      • 12/14/18, Friday, 8:30 am CST, video conference.
      • 1/25/19, Friday, 8:30 am CST, video conference.
      • 2/15/19, Friday, Interview Day on campus. Time to be determined. We strongly recommend coming to this day.
      • 2/22/19, Friday, 8:30 CST, video conference.
    • To schedule your video or on-campus interview, please contact the CMHC Program Administrator, at cmhc@wheaton.edu


Additional Requirements for International Students

M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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