Matriculation Requirements

Requirements below are for admission to the M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

Successful applicants to regular matriculated status will have:

  • An undergraduate degree in psychology (or a related discipline such as education, criminal justice, sociology, etc.) from an accredited institution with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. *
  • Work and/or life experience relevant to the study of clinical mental health counseling.
  • Strong letters of reference from individuals knowledgeable about the applicant’s academic preparation and/or relevant experience.
  • A strong personal interview with a CMHC faculty member (through computer software that allows real-time, face to face meetings).

*Applicants with a a 2.75 -2.99 GPA will be considered if their undergraduate degree was earned more than five years prior to application and/or they submit an official Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score of at least 395 to be considered for program admission

To complete the admissions process, students must submit:

  • Online application
  • Official college transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation (letters must be professional and be diverse; letters need to be personal to the candidate, the program, and discuss aptitude for success in a graduate online program as well as the applicant’s inter and intra personal skills)
  • Statement of professional goals
    • Describe your preparations for graduate work (education, work and/or volunteer experience)
    • Your reasons for applying for this particular graduate program at Lock Haven University
    • How this graduate program will help you meet your professional and educational goals
  • Successful completion of a faculty interview

Want to Know More?

Department of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

 Dr. Kristin A. Vincenzes
 117 Akeley Hall, Lock Haven University
 (570) 484-2473

Contact our Admissions Office

8:00am to 4:00pm Monday-Friday
(570) 484-2027

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