Application Requirements | Limited-Residency Master of Science
Admissions Essay: This essay will allow the admissions committee to assess your academic writing skills to succeed in an academically rigorous graduate-level program. We understand current and previous academic preparation, professional work experience, and personal life experience often informs a student’s decision to aspire to enroll in a graduate program. Therefore, in order for us to gain a better understanding of your personal and professional motivations and readiness for applying, we ask you to submit a clear, concise essay of three to four pages, double-spaced, with 1-inch margins, in 12-point Times New Roman font, that adheres to APA format and responds to the following essential aspects, in four distinct, individually-titled portions.
What does it mean to you to be a professional counselor?
What do you think the most challenging aspect of being a professional counselor will be, and how will you address this?
Describe your readiness to thrive in a graduate level program that will often require that you work independently in a self-directed manner.
What strengths, resources, and/or supports will you draw upon to be successful with your program of study? Please include any challenges you foresee and how you will address them.
Two Letters of Recommendation: Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation. Letters should come from individuals who know you and are qualified to evaluate your academic competence, character and/or experience in professional or leadership roles. Professors, supervisors, and employers are often the best sources. References from a current personal therapist, family members, or friends are not accepted. Letters can be submitted via email through the online application process or may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org directly by the recommender and from the recommender’s email address.