Counseling Requirements

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
2) posses an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
Please note there are special requirements for international students.

The First Step

Contact Rev. Robert J. Murray, O.S.A., the Program Director, at robert.murray@villanova.edu or 610-519-6991 to discuss your interest in doing graduate work and the specifics of the course of study you wish to pursue.

Deadlines

Counseling applications will only be accepted for fall semester entry. The application deadline is February 1st.

How to Apply

  1. Applicants to any graduate program should follow the process outlined for Prospective Students on the Graduate Studies website and summarized below.The application is only online.
  2. Additionally, the Counseling Department requires
    The completed Statement of Goals Form. this form can be uploaded to your online application.

The Application Process:

  1. Submit the following materials:
    • Application fee: The fee is waived for students with a Villanova degree or who have attended an Open House or a Virtual Information Session.
    • Transcripts: Step 1 - You may upload unofficial copies of your transcripts in the online application in order to receive an admission decision. However, those who are offered admission must complete the following process in order to enroll. Step 2 - Official transcripts of all previous college work undergraduate (and graduate where applicable), must be sent directly from your registrar's office to the Office of Graduate Studies at Villanova. (Applicants in their last year of undergraduate study who have not completed their bachelor’s degree should provide a transcript of all courses completed at the time of application, and submit an official transcript when the undergraduate degree is completed.)
    • Three Letters of Recommendation, preferably from undergraduate faculty; for those who have been out of school for a number of years, professional letters are acceptable. Please use the form found on the online application.
    • Graduate Record Examination or Miller Analogies Test scores: Please note that scores from tests taken more than five years before the date of application will not be accepted.
    • Request to transfer credits
       
  2. Applicants to a non-degree Certificate Program should submit the following materials:
    • Application for admission online.
    • Application fee:  The fee is waived for students with a Villanova degree or who have attended the Open House or Virtual Information Session.
    • Transcripts: Step 1 - You may upload unofficial copies of your transcripts in the online application in order to receive an admission decision. However, those who are offered admission must complete the following process in order to enroll. Step 2 - Official transcripts of all previous college work undergraduate (and graduate where applicable), must be sent directly from your registrar's office to the Office of Graduate Studies at Villanova. (Applicants in their last year of undergraduate study who have not completed their bachelor’s degree should provide a transcript of all courses completed at the time of application, and submit an official transcript when the undergraduate degree is completed.)

 

Send all application materials to:

Office of Graduate Studies
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085