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Counseling Programs

Requirements for all Master of Science programs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling and Human Relations

Admissions Requirements Include

  • Completed graduate application and fees including transcripts, resume, and an essay detailing reasons for choosing a counseling and human relations program. If the student is enrolled or has recently been enrolled in an academic program of study the letter should be from a faculty member or advisor familiar with the applicant’s academic performance. Click here to visit the graduate application page.
  • One Letter of Recommendation from a professional in a position to judge the applicant's academic preparation for and ability to undertake graduate study.
  • Two references with contact information of people who may speak to the applicant's ability to undertake graduate study.
  • Baccalaureate or advanced degree with minimum 3.0 GPA. If applicants have not earned at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in their undergraduate or graduate programs, they may be required to submit a minimum score of 402 on the Miller Analogies Test or a minimum of 300 (V+Q) on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination. Scores below the above criteria may be considered individually.
  • Alternative to Test Score for applicants whose previous academic experience was more than five years ago and GPA was below 3.0: Applicants may provide evidence of continued success in learning through formal coursework or job training. This will be considered as an alternative to the testing requirement listed above. Any admission under this alternative will be conditional upon successful completion of the first nine credit hours with all course grades of B or better and a successful first-semester Professional Performance Review.
  • Individual and group interviews may be required.


An applicant’s admission status is one of the following:

Regular. Students whose applications are complete and who are accepted by the Graduate Admissions Committee without condition are admitted as regular graduate students.

Conditional: In reviewing a candidate’s application, the Graduate Admissions Committee may recommend that a student be accepted on a conditional basis. The letter of acceptance will contain the conditions that must be met before the student can be reclassified for regular status.

Non-degree: This status is assigned to those students who are taking Husson University graduate courses for professional development or personal enrichment, but do not plan to formally apply to a program of study. Admission as a non-degree student does not necessarily mean that the student will be accepted as a regular student when and if the application is made for such status. No more than 6 hours in non-degree status may be applied toward the master’s degree. Admission to non-degree status requires the submission of official undergraduate transcripts.

Husson University's Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling graduate programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

For more information

Phone and Email Address
Graduate Admissions Graduate Admissions

130 Peabody Hall
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401