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Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Admissions

Admission Requirements (Regular) 

  • Master’s Only:  Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.90 or higher (Students with a GPA below 2.90 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Post-Master’s Only: Master’s degree with a GPA of 3.00 or higher (Students with a GPA below 3.00 may apply for conditional admission)
  • Official transcripts from an accredited institution (for Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees)
  • Two professional letters of recommendation on letterhead with all contact information and credentials
  • One-page resume of work and education
  • A 1,000 word psychobiography typed (see CED Handbook)
  • For International Applicants:  TOEFL score of 213 on computer-based exam, 550 on paper-based exam or 80 on Internet-based exam

        Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Conditional Admission may be granted for a period not to exceed two terms with the following modifications of the Regular Admissions Requirements:
    • Master’s Only:  Bachelor’s degree with a GPA under 2.90 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Post-Master’s Only:  Master’s degree with a GPA under 3.00 will be reviewed for a decision
    • Miller Analogies Test with a 395 or higher
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • Interview

How to Apply:

  *Early Admit:  Feb 15 (for Summer or Fall starts), Sept 15 (for Spring starts)

  *Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until classes are full

School of Graduate Studies and Research
California University of Pennsylvania
Box 91
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

  • Submit unofficial transcripts and other documents by mail (using the address above), email (gradschool@calu.edu) or fax (724-938-5712)

For additional information:

Email: gradschool@calu.edu
Phone: 724-938-4187