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School Counseling P-12, M.S.

Applications are considered for fall semester starts only, with suggested deadlines of January 15 or June 1. Applicants should ensure that all of the required materials are submitted by that date.

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0. We do not require a specific undergraduate major; however, we do look closely at your transcript to see if you have taken classes that are relevant for counseling.
  • Official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate study.
  • Supplemental department Master’s degree application, sent directly to chs2266@syr.edu as an attachment.
  • A personal statement which defines the applicant’s motivation to seek graduate study and future career ambitions.
  • 3 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 from current or former academic instructors.
    • If you graduated more than 10 years ago, references from current or former academic instructors are strongly preferred. Other references should speak to the applicant’s ability to be successful in a graduate school context with details and observations that could transfer into an academic context.
  • Resume or CV.
  • International students: TOEFL Scores, written test 600, computerized test 250, iBT test 100, IELTS 7.0, or Duolingo English Test – this requirement CANNOT be waived.
  • GRE is optional (not required)

Financial Support

Undergraduate Admissions Events

Sat 23

NYC Area Undergraduate Information Session

Saturday, October 23, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
New York City NY
United States
Sun 24

Boston Undergraduate Information Session

Sunday, October 24, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm