MA in School Counseling Admission Requirements

Please carefully read the following admissions requirements to ensure you are eligible for the program.

  • GPA 2.8 (3.0 preferred) with particular importance placed on the last two years of the undergraduate record. An applicant with a lower GPA may submit GRE or MAT scores to strengthen the application.
  • Completion of two prerequisite undergraduate Behavioral Science courses (6 credits within the last 10 years - Grade C or above). CLEP exams will be accepted for Introduction to Psychology.

To be considered for the M.A. in School Counseling Program, an applicant must mail the following materials in Step 1 to:

Eastern University
Graduate Programs in Education
1300 Eagle Road
St. Daivds PA 19087

Step 1

  • A completed application and $35 application fee.  (Please note that your application fee is waived if you apply on-line.)
  • Two Recommendations: One professional recommendation and the other academic. The professional reference must be from a present or past workplace supervisor and the academic from a college professor. The recommendations must be on our forms. **If you have been out of school for 7-10+ years, you can submit two professional recommendations.
  • Official Transcript(s) from the degree conferring undergraduate (and graduate if applicable)  institution you've attended.
    Note: If you are a current senior/undergraduate student in the process of completing your bacholor's degree, we will need an in-progress transcript, as well as confirmation that you will meet degree requirements to graduate in the form of a letter from your registrar. This letter can be faxed to 610-341-1585.
    Note: Additional official transcripts(s) will be needed reflecting the necessary pre-requisites if completed at an institution other than where your undergraduate degree was completed.
  • A current resume. Email us at
  • A signed Disclosure of Online Learning Expectations (DOLE) Form.
  • If you have already been accepted to Eastern at one time, please read the Readmission Requirements
  • A completed Institutional Aid Application (if you would like to be considered for departmental financial assistance)

Step 2

After your application is completed and admission requirements have been met you will be contacted and will need to complete:

  • A personal interview with the Graduate Student Advisor.
  • A writing sample to be completed on site after the personal interview.
  • A review of your program of study.

Step 3

After receiving your letter of acceptance you will need to:

  • Register
  • Submit a $150 tuition deposit.
  • * Please note, at least 4.5 credits must be taken per semester to qualify for financial aid.

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