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Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Admission Requirements

There is a two week registration deadline for all graduate level counseling programs. The Fall dates to consider are as follows:

Fall 1 Deadline: Friday, August 10th
Fall 2 Deadline: Friday, October 5th

The following items are necessary for admission to the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program:

  • Completed Graduate Application and payment of the associated fee
  • A completed Bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (A lower GPA may be acceptable for conditional admittance. Talk with your Admissions Counselor for more details)
  • Official Transcripts must be received for all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • Writing Sample Prompt
  • Documentation of language fluency for non-native speakers of English, such as a score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The minimum acceptable TOEFL or IELTS scores for admission are:
    • Paper-based TOEFL (PBT): 550
    • Internet-based TOEFL (IBT): 79
    • IELTS: 6
  • Submit two Letters of Reference from individuals commenting on the applicants academic and professional potential

All admissions materials should be submitted to Graduate Admissions:

University of the Cumberlands
Graduate & Online Admissions

6985 College Station Drive
Williamsburg, KY 40769

Phone (606) 539-4390
Toll Free (800) 343-1609
Email gradadm@ucumberlands.edu

Previous Education Requirements

Completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college showing a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Transfer of Credit Policy
The Online Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Degree Program requires completion of 60 hours of graduate level work. This is also a requirement for licensure as a Professional Counselor in most states.

A maximum of thirty credit hours of credit may be transferred from a regionally-accredited institution of higher learning. These transfer credits must be in courses determined to be equivalent to courses required in the program. All transfer credits must be approved by the Program Director and the Registrar.