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Graduate School Admission

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Submission Materials

In order to be admitted to the Graduate School, applicants must complete a Graduate School application, submit all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and submit GRE scores for the General test if needed.

GRE General Test. Applicants must submit GRE General test score of 300 or higher if they: (a) have an undergraduate GPA of 2.74 or lower, or (b) have an undergraduate GPA of 2.74 or lower and a graduate GPA of 3.49 or lower.

Regular Status

Applicants must meet one of the following minimum requirements to be regularly admitted:

Any graduate, terminal, or professional degree from a regionally accredited university with a GPA of 3.50 or higher. No GRE required. OR

a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (based on a 4.0 scale) from a regionally accredited university. No GRE required.

OR

a GPA of 2.75 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework from a regionally accredited university. If overall GPA is 2.74 or lower, GRE required with a score of 300 or higher.

Conditional Status

Applicants must meet one of the following minimum requirements to be conditionally admitted:

Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale) from a regionally accredited university. GRE required with a score of 300 or higher.

OR

a GPA of 2.5 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework from a regionally accredited university. GRE required with a score of 300 or higher.

OR

a GPA between 2.2 and 2.49, and a minimum formula score of 660 (2.2 GPA x 300 GRE)


Counseling Program Admission

Submission Materials

Resume/Vita

Upload a current resume/vita to your ULM Admissions Account.

Letter of Interest

The letter of interest is intended for the Counseling Faculty to get a sense of why you want to pursue a Master of Science in Counseling. In your letter of interest, please provide:

1. A short description of what led you to the counseling profession, and

2. What qualities you bring with you that will enhance your professional development as a Counselor.

Upload your letter of interest to your ULM Admissions Account. Please practice appropriate self-disclosure as you write this letter of interest by not disclosing anything such as history of abuse or traumatic events that you endured. This letter of interest should be two pages and double-spaced.

Letters of Recommendation

The Counseling Program requires three letters of recommendation be submitted by three (3) individuals who know the applicant’s relevant work and/or educational experience. Letters of recommendation must be on official letterhead with signatures. Follow the directions in your ULM Admissions Account to send an email request to your three references.

Please note, letters of recommendation should come from people such as supervisors, work colleagues, and professors. We do not accept letters of recommendation from family, friends, therapists, and pastors.

Interview

Once all materials have been submitted and evaluated by Counseling Faculty, some applicants will be chosen to engage in an interview. Applicants chosen to interview for the program will engage in an online individual interview over Zoom.

 

Expedited Application

In addition to submitting your application materials to the Graduate School, in order to expedite your application, please send your resume, letter of interest, and all informal transcripts to Dr. Thomas Foster, the Program Director of Counseling, at tfoster@ulm.edu; send these materials in one email.

When sending these materials, please use the subject line of the email “Expedited Application Materials for insert full name”. Please send your letter of interest and resume in one Word document.


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