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Master's Admission Requirements

The Counselor Education master's degree program invites applications from all individuals. The program is facilitated by core faculty and based at our state-of-the-art clinic at the Roanoke Higher Education Center. Program applications are due January 10 and an admissions interview is usually conducted in February. We review applications as they come in and will review applications after January 10 if space remains in the cohort.  All admitted students begin the full-time, two year program in Summer Session II (early July).

Master's degree admission requirements include a bachelor's degree by the date of entrance into the program, with at least a 3.0 GPA in the final 60 credit hours. On occasion, a student whose GPA is below 3.0 will be admitted on a provisional basis. The bachelor's degree can be in any field and applicants interested in work as a counselor in any setting are invited. The application for the program is entirely on-line through the Graduate School Admission and includes transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and short essays. In the online system, indicate an enrollment term of Summer II, Roanoke Center campus, and master's degree. The program option for "Education, Counselor Education" should be available in the "Select a Program" box.

Application materials are due January 10 and will be reviewed as soon as the application is complete. After a committee of faculty review the materials, qualified applications will be invited for an interview in the Roanoke, VA clinic.  Interviews via technology are available for those applications who cannot travel to Roanoke.  Following the interview, admissions decisions are made promptly and new students are invited by mid-April. Those offered admission will be expected to accept or decline admission promptly to allow for program planning. A waiting list of qualified applicants will be maintained until the beginning of the Summer Session II and prospective students will be offered admission if vacancies occur. Students who are not admitted in a particular year may reapply to be considered in a subsequent year.

Address any questions about the admissions process to program administrative assistant, Wanda McAlexander at or 540-231-5106. If you have additional questions, you may contact our Masters Admissions Coordinator at  or click here to request more information.

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