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Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.A.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.A.

Admissions Information


Getting Started

Please visit the Office of Graduate Studies website or contact Graduate Studies at 239-590-7988 or for an application for admission and additional information about the application process. Satisfaction of minimum University and program requirements does not guarantee admission to a graduate program. Applicants should check with the program for the most up to date admission requirements prior to commencing the application process.

Admissions Information for 2015-2016 Catalog Year

Note: The information contained in this Catalog is intended for informational purposes.  The Catalog is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student.

Source: FGCU Graduate Admissions

  • A four year undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution.

  • Any one of the following:

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    1. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 semester hours attempted accruing to the undergraduate degree; or
    2. A combined score of 1000 or higher on the quantitative and verbal sections of the GRE exam if taken before August 1st, 2011; or a score of 151-153 on verbal and 143-144 on quantitative if taken on or after August 1st, 2011; or
    3. 400 or higher on the MAT
      Note: All applicants must submit GPA and graduate admission (GRE or MAT) test scores regardless of which of the above criteria are met for admissions.

  • Submission of three favorable recommendations from professionals in the field.

  • Submission of a written statement of career goals will be reviewed for admission..

  • Participation in a personal interview is required. Responses to the interview will be evaluated for admission.

  • Performance in courses taken post baccalaureate will be taken into consideration for admission to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program.

  • Counseling Criminal Record Policy Statement: All applicants are advised that in order to complete the program, they must complete internships. Most internship facilities do background checks and will not permit the placement of counselor interns with criminal records. The Department reserves the right to deny program admission to any applicant if it appears that applicant is unlikely to be able to complete the internship requirement due to a criminal record, thus inhibiting their ability to complete the program.

Priority application review begins on February 15 of each year. Qualified applications submitted thereafter will be reviewed and may be admitted on a space available basis.

Admissions Related materials:

Dual Majors: Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling

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