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Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Admission Requirements

Please see the below information regarding important application deadline and decision dates for upcoming admission cycles below:

  Spring 2021 Summer 2021
All Application Materials Oct 9, 2020

February 19, 2021

Initial Decisions Oct 26, 2020 March 2, 2021
Interviews Nov 2 - 27, 2020 March 9-31, 2021
Final Decisions Dec 1, 2020 April 5, 2021
Registration Dates Dec 2 - 18, 2020 April 23 - July 30, 2021

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 
  • 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

649 S. 10th Street Suite C
Williamsburg, KY 40769

Phone 606.539.4390
Toll Free 800.343.1609

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 eighteen 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.