To be considered for admission into the school counseling master’s programs, applicants need to hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university by the date of entry. Undergraduate majors do not need to be in psychology (or related fields) to be considered as a prerequisite for admission. Applicants must hold a B or better in last two years of undergraduate study.
The following documents must be submitted to be considered for admission.
- Submit an application for admission and pay the application fee
- Official transcripts
- Two professional recommendations submitted by colleagues, supervisors or university professors who can attest to the applicant’s potential to be a school counselor
- Submit a personal essay that articulates how your professional goals align to the goals of the school counseling program
- Submit a resume
The school counseling program admits students in fall and spring semesters. We admit a cohort of 30 (fall) and 20 (spring). Invited applicants must attend an admission interview.
All applications and documents for admission must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admission.
Upon acceptance, new students may transfer up to 9 credits from a CACREP Program, or equivalent, towards our 48 credit hour master’s program. Courses must be equal to courses in our program.
New students work with their academic advisors. Faculty advisors will determine if credits can be transferred into the program. Students must submit a syllabus and transcript for review.
Course credits are considered to transfer into the program if they are: (1) earned from a recognized graduate program, CACREP approved or its equivalent within the last 5 years, (2) final grade of the course was a B or better, (3) directly relates to courses within Loyola’s School Counseling program. Clinical classes such as techniques, group counseling, practicum and internship cannot be transferred into our program and (4) approved by academic advisor.