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Admission Requirements

Applicants for the Master of Arts in Counseling  must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year college or university, preferably with a major in psychology or a closely related discipline and a GPA of 3.0 or higher (some exceptions may apply).


  • All candidates for admission must have had a major or minor in psychology OR satisfactorily completed the following college-level psychology courses: Introduction to Psychology, Personality Theory, and Statistics.
  • Applicants to the MA in Counseling, School Counseling program must have satisfactorily completed two college-level courses in English (composition and literature) and two college-level courses in mathematics.
  • Deficiencies at the undergraduate level must be remediated before graduate admission is granted.

Formal admission to the program is granted only after all admissions materials have been received and reviewed, and all standards have been met. 

To apply to the MA in Counseling program, complete the following:

  • Application
  • Transcripts - request that all previous undergraduate (and graduate) institutions send official transcripts to Rosemont;
  • Request three (3) letters of recommendation, preferably from those who can address your academic and/or professional competencies;
  • For applicants whose native language is not English, official copies of TOEFL scores are required;
  • Statement of purpose: Please submit an essay (2 to 3 pages, typed, double-spaced) describing your professional goals in applying to enter Rosemont’s graduate program in Counseling .
    • Discuss any work-related, volunteer, academic, or life experiences that have influenced your interest in applying to this program.
    • Do you plan to focus your professional work on any specific counseling issues and/or any particular treatment populations?
  • Personal interview


* All written documents (writing sample, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation) must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document to