Applicants to the Master's program in Counseling must:
1) Hold a bachelor's degree from an institution accredited by one of the regional accrediting agencies (Please note, there are special requirements for international students).
2) Posses an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
3) Engage in a required, on-campus group interview (on Friday, February 16, 2018).
4) Submit the following materials:
a. A brief (no more than 2 pages) resume.
b. 3 letters of recommendation, ideally with at least one that speaks to the applicant’s academic abilities.
c. Unofficial transcripts (official to be submitted if accepted in the program).
d. Applicants with a undergraduate GPA below 3.0 are required to take the GRE exam. GRE scores no older than 5 years will be accepted.
e. Response to a set of application essay questions below.
Applying to the Master’s in Counseling Program: The First Step
Review the program website and identify the specific area of emphasis that you wish to pursue (e.g., either Clinical Mental Health or School Counseling). Consider visiting campus, in particular during a fall or spring Graduate Open House, check the graduate school website for those dates and to sign up. Questions? Contact Dr. Krista Malott, Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-519-4642.
Various programs and departments at Villanova offer graduate assistantships for graduate students, or consider applying for a Resident Assistance position in a dormitory. For students seeking to apply for a graduate assistantship in the Department of Education, please see our Counseling Graduate Assistantships page. To identify other campus work opportunities: see the Graduate School Website for links identified under Financing Your Education or call individual departments to inquire as to potential positions. Also, see online, Villanova’s Student Job Directory.
How to Apply
2. Additionally, the Counseling Department requires a completed your written response to two essay questions, which can be uploaded to your online application.
Office of Graduate Studies
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085