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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: January 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. 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 Online Recommendation 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 a person with whom you have had a supervisor-employee relationship, which can be in a non-paid context.
    • Mental Health Professional. Should be a licensed, mental-health practitioner or a psychology professor.
  • Chronological Resume.
  • 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. NOTE: Applicants should submit their application, which contains the 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 an interview, please contact the CMHC Program Administrator, at cmhc@wheaton.edu


Additional Requirements for International Students

M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Learn more about the program and the School of Psychology, Counseling, and Family Therapy.