The Graduate Council of Counselor Education sets the admissions standards for the counselor education program based on standards from the program faculty, Florida Department of Education, Florida Department of Health, and the Graduate Council of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Admission to the counselor education program requires an earned undergraduate degree from a college or university accredited by an appropriate regional association.
The following materials are required to be submitted before an application will be considered complete:
- Application for Admission (you can also print out the application and send it to the Office of Graduate Admission)
- Application Fee ($30.00)
- Medical Statement
- Official Transcripts from all previous universities and/or colleges attended
- Three letters of recommendation
- Group interview
- Each student is required to submit scores from the Graduate Record Exam (G.R.E.) or Miller Analogies Test (M.A.T.). Scores in the 50th percentile or better on the G.R.E. or a score of 410 or better on the M.A.T. are preferred. However, an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 in upper-division courses may assist a student whose standardized test scores do not meet the minimum criteria. Students with earned master's degrees are not required to submit test scores.
- Applicants for the school counseling program who are not fully-certified teachers must submit passing scores on the General Knowledge Test
Each applicant will be evaluated in the context of an overall academic record and/or accomplishments in an appropriate field. The Graduate Council of Counselor Education makes final decisions on all applicants. Appeals may be brought to the Graduate Council of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Stetson University graduates who have a major in psychology, have at least a 2.8 G.P.A. for all academic work at Stetson University, have successfully completed the required group interview and have satisfactory letters of recommendation will not be asked to submit test scores and will be automatically accepted into any of the three graduate programs offered by the Department of Counselor Education.
All applicants for admission whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and submit a combined scored of 550 or better on the paper-based test (new scoring of 213 or better) or 80 or better on the Internet-based test. Please contact the Office of Graduate Studies for additional information; the office's contact information is at right.
Please send all application materials to:
Office of Graduate Admission
421 North Woodland Boulevard
DeLand, Fla. 32723
Please direct all questions regarding the admission process to the Office of Graduate Admissions at 386-822-7100 or email@example.com.
Transfer of course credit is not automatic. An individual who holds the baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university may apply only six (6) semester hours of graduate courses toward the graduate degree prior to admission to the program. A maximum of six semester hours may be transferred from another accredited graduate school provided these hours are approved by the department as part of the student's planned program. The student must fill out an appropriate form requesting transfer credit. A student wishing to take work at another institution after being admitted to a graduate program must first have the written approval of the department chairperson. Afterwards, he or she must provide an official transcript of the work completed for the department's final approval of the transfer of credit. Note: Transfer credits expire six years after their completion. Transfer credits will be credited to the degree program only after the student has been advanced to candidacy. No work gained by correspondence courses is acceptable toward a graduate degree.
Students who have been formally admitted to programs in the department may register for classes during the course registration periods established by the Office of the Registrar.
To register, consult your advisor and the list of courses offered through the department, which is available prior to the university's regular registration period. You may obtain a copy of this list from the counselor education department's office.
Students are permitted to take six credits prior to being admitted to the program. Registration in additional graduate-level courses offered through the department is limited to students who have meet our entrance requirements and been accepted into the program or receive special permission from the chair of the department.