Counseling Requirements

Applicants to the Master's program in Counseling must hold a bachelor's degree from an institution accredited by one of the regional accrediting agencies, with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.

How to Apply

  1. 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.
  2. Applicants to a Degree Program should submit the following materials:
    • Application for admission online.
    • Application fee: $50 payable by credit card online. The fee is waived for students with a Villanova degree.
    • 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.
    • The completed Statement of Goals Form (found in the right hand column)
  3. Applicants to a non-degree Certificate Program should submit the following materials:
    • Application for admission online.
    • Application fee: $50 payable by credit card online. The fee is waived for students with a Villanova degree.
    • 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.)

Deadlines

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

Send all application materials to:

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

 

 

Additional Admissions Requirement for Counseling Degrees

Students interested in pursuing the Master of Science in Counseling should also complete and submit the Statement of Goals form below. This completed form can be uploaded to your online application.