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Online MS in Mental Health Counseling Admission Requirements

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Degree and Minimum GPA
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
TranscriptsSubmit transcripts from all colleges and universities attended and official transcripts or copies of official transcripts from all colleges and universities where candidates:

  • Earned a degree
  • Earned more than 15 credits (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Completed any program prerequisite (regardless of number of credit hours)
  • Completed courses for which candidates are applying for transfer credit

Copies of official transcripts may be uploaded in the online application for application review only. Applicants who receive an offer of admission will be required at that time to submit official final transcripts issued directly from the institution(s) for verification prior to enrollment. More information is available in the application for admission.
Official GRE/GMAT ScoreNot required
Additional Requirements
  • An interview
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement

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International Students

In addition to the items listed above, international applicants must submit the items listed below:

TranscriptsAcademic records in your current language, as well as an official English translation.
Test ScoresOfficial results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) indicating a score of 550 or above (79 if taking the computerized TOEFL), unless their native language is English or they have already received a baccalaureate or equivalent degree from a regionally accredited university in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada (excluding French Quebec), English-speaking Africa, Australia, or New Zealand.
Additional Requirements
  • Proof of financial support for educational and living expenses while at Butler University. The documents required are official bank statements and affidavits of support from all sponsors. Visa documents will not be issued until the university is assured that the annual costs can be met.
  • A clear copy of your passport.

Transfer Credits

You can transfer up to 12 credits into the MS in Mental Health Counseling program at Butler University. Please contact our enrollment team with any questions.

When to Apply

We’ve designed our admissions process to be quick and simple. You can begin your application process now. We offer multiple start dates per year. Our enrollment team is ready to help you start your academic journey.