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Admissions Information

Application deadlines:

  • M.S. applications for admission are reviewed three times per year and must be submitted by the following dates: January 15, June 1, and October 1.

Applicants for the Master's degree programs should have:

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university
  • At least a 3.0 undergraduate grade point average
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
  • Some relevant work experience

Admission procedures include the following application materials:

  • General application for admission to graduate study at Syracuse University (bottom of page)
  • Supplemental Department Application for admission
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons who can speak to the applicant's academic potential and to their personal qualifications for graduate study in counseling.  At least 2 of your references must be Academic references
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate study
  • A personal statement which defines the applicant's motivation to seek graduate study and future career ambitions
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  • A personal interview with the faculty of Counseling and Human Services. Arrangements for the personal interview will be made after receipt of all application materials. Master's interviews are often group interviews. Phone interviews can be arranged if face to face interviews are not possible

International Students:

  • TOEFL Scores: written test 600, computerized test 250, iBT test 100, or IELTS 7.0 are a requirement that will not be waived.

For further information, please contact Sindy Pitts, Secretary/Office Coordinator,

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