Stetson University

Graduate Programs

Admission

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.

Important Dates

Spring 2015

  • Application available: Friday, August 1, 2014
  • Priority application date: Saturday, November 1, 2014
  • Final application date: Monday, December 1, 2014
  • Classes begin: Saturday, January 10, 2015

Summer 2015

  • Priority application date: Monday, March 2, 2015
  • International application final date: Wednesday, April 1, 2015
  • Final application date: Monday, April 20, 2015
  • Classes begin: Saturday, May 16, 2015

Fall 2015

  • Priority application date: Monday, June 1, 2015
  • International application final date: Wednesday, July 1, 2015
  • Final application date: Monday, July 27, 2015
  • Classes begin: Saturday, August 15, 2015

Admission Materials

Required Application Materials

The following materials are required to be submitted before an application will be considered complete:

  • Application for Admission
  • $50 Application Fee
  • 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.

Application materials should be sent to Stetson University:

Stetson University Office of Graduate Admissions
421 N. Woodland Blvd.
Unit 8289
DeLand, Florida 32723
Fax: 386-822-7112
Email: gradadmissions@stetson.edu

Deadlines

To ensure adequate review, it is recommended that all application materials are submitted by the final application date stated above. Application decisions will not be made until all application materials are received.

International Students

The following additional requirements apply to international applicants:

Submit your transcripts

Official transcripts from your undergraduate degree are required. Transfer students are required to submit transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended as well as a listing of courses in progress that includes course names, course numbers and numbers of credit hours.

If the grading and evaluation system used by your education system differ from those used by the United States education system, you must provide official translation and a course-by-course evaluation of undergraduate/graduate degree studies. Please use one of the following evaluation services for your course-by-course evaluation:

World Educational Services
22 Prince St.
PMB 101
New York, NY 10012

Josef Silny & Associates
7101 SW 102 Ave.
Miami, FL 33173

Take an English proficiency test

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 scored of 90 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.

Submit immigration forms

Upon admission, WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning will assist students in obtaining a student visa. To issue the U.S. Immigration Form I-20 "Certificate of Eligibility," the department must have on file acceptable documentation and evidence showing that the admitted student has funds to pay for the first year of study at Stetson University. The student should keep a copy of this financial documentation as he/she will need to present it at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate as part of the visa application procedure. Please contact the department at 386-822-8165 or isss@stetson.edu with questions regarding this step.

Please send all necessary documentation to WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning at:

  • Department of International Learning
    Stetson University
    421 North Woodland Boulevard
    Unit 8412
    DeLand, Florida 32723

Transfer Credit

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.

Course Registration

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.

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