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Admissions Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Official transcript from bachelor's and master's degrees
  • Current Resume
  • One professional and one academic recommendation
  • Please note: If you have been out of school for more than 4 years, you may submit two professional recommendations

Note: Students applying to the CAGS in Professional Counseling program must also submit the following:

  • Practicum and Internship Logs
  • Proposal, written by the prospective student, outlining which of the student's master's degree courses meet each educational requirement and including those they have not yet completed. (See educational requirements here.)
  • Course descriptions for all courses listed in proposal above, and syllabi for any proposed whose descriptions do not clearly demonstrate educational criteria are met

Please mail or email to:
Eastern University
Graduate Admissions
1300 Eagle Rd.
St. Davids, PA 19087

Or gpsadmissions@eastern.edu
Please note, official transcripts must be in a signed, sealed envelope or sent through a secure electronic server directly from the University

Note: Qualified candidates must have completed a graduate degree in counseling or a related field and must be working towards an outside credential (i.e. state Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified Behavior Analysis, etc.). The student must complete an on-site admissions interview, where a course evaluation will take place and a personalized Program of Study is drafted (if applicable), and a timed writing task.

     Note: Minimum GPA Requirement for admissions to the CAGS Programs is a 3.0

Certificate Requirements

  • Minimum of 12 credits needed to complete a CAGS
    Fewer post-master's credits can be completed, but no CAGS will be earned
  • Minimum one year program of study
  • Upon completion, the CAGS will be designated on the student's transcript and the student will receive a Letter of Completion
  • Students within the Gradute Counseling and Psychology department's degree programs, who are taking credits towards their master's degree, are not eligible to earn a CAGS
  • Transfer credit is not allowed
  • To receive a CAGS, a student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 in all CAGS coursework
  • Students must complete coursework within 5 years after initial enrollment

Eastern University offers several class starts in St. Davids, PA: Fall, Spring, Summer I and Summer II.

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