msc admissions criteria

Applications for admission to Graduate Studies should be submitted at least six weeks before the beginning of the term in which the student intends to begin study. The Program Coordinator only reviews completed applications files and reserves the right to request additional information from any applicant. All applicants are considered regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, color, age, disability, or veteran status.


To be considered for the MSC program applicants must possess a minimum 3.0 GPA and an undergraduate degree. If an applicant’s undergraduate GPA is below a 3.0, the applicant should take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Minimum scores on the GRE considered for admission are 150 for Verbal, 149 for Quantitative and 3 for Writing. If an applicant cannot achieve the scores as outlined above on the GRE the director of the MSC program may admit an applicant on a probationary status for the first three required courses in the MSC program. If the student does not achieve a grade of B or higher in these three courses, the student will be dismissed from the MSC program.


Graduate Studies Admission Requirements


Prospective MSC students must submit a Statement of Purpose, which addresses:


a) Applicant’s interest in graduate counseling studies in relation to the applicant’s desire to become a counselor. This should include why the University of Great Falls MSC program is suitable for the applicant.

b) Assessment of applicant’s personal and professional strengths and experiences, which would contribute to success in gaining a graduate counseling degree.


After the application file is complete, the MSC faculty will interview the applicant. The purpose of the interview is to provide another source of information regarding the applicant’s appropriateness for training as a counselor. Based on the information gained from the admission materials and interview, the MSC faculty will recommend admission to the program or denial of the application.





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