Master of Science in Counseling Admission Requirements

New students are admitted to counseling graduate programs at Carson-Newman for the fall and spring semesters. Requested application submission dates are:

Fall Enrollment Deadline
February 1

Spring Enrollment Deadline     
October 1


The enrollment deadlines are firm, and all application materials should be submitted prior to the deadline for consideration.

In addition to the common admission requirements for all C-N graduate programs, applicants to the counseling graduate program (MSC) must meet these minimum qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university. We welcome applications from international students
  • A minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.0

Applicants will also be asked complete the following: 

  • Professional resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • Interview to assess motivation for professional development, communication skills, self-awareness, confidence and potential for working with diverse populations
  • Two recommendations: one academic and one employer (online request recommendation form)
  • Background record check