Admissions

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In order to be considered for admissions to the M.Ed. in Professional Counseling Program, applicants must first meet the requirements for admission to the University (see the William Paterson University Graduate Catalogue for details).

Admissions decisions for the Professional Counseling Program are made by a committee of program faculty.

For admissions to the Professional Counseling Program you must have:

    • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
    • A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of not less than 2.75 on a 4.00 scale or a master’s degree from an approved college or university with a graduate grade point average of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. *
    • A score of at least 400 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or a score of at least 144 on the verbal section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is preferred *
    • An essay (click here for prompt)
    • An interview with counseling faculty to include an in-person writing sample
    • Two professional recommendations
    • Applicants who do not meet the grade point average or minimum admissions test requirements may present additional materials or evidence of their academic potential for successful completion of the Professional Counseling Program. Each applicant is reviewed on a case by case basis.

*Please be advised that the admissions requirements, curriculum, and course schedules are subject to modification.