Addictions Counseling, Child and Adolescent Counseling
Our master of science in clinical mental health counseling is dedicated to training professional counselors in evidence-based and emerging best practices and prepares students to practice as a professional counselor. Course work focuses on human development, psychopathology, assessment, theories of counseling, consultation, crisis and disaster response, ethical and legal issues, multicultural issues and counseling research, as well as individual, group, family and counseling interventions. Field experiences, small group experiences and practicum and internship are required and lead to the development of science-practice integration in all of our graduates.
Visit the Department Web Page for more detailed program information.
- Read all application instructions prior to beginning an application.
- A completed application form and fee online.
- Official transcripts from all current and previous colleges/universities except Marquette.
- Three letters of recommendation along with recommendation forms.
- A statement of purpose. (See department website for instruction)
- A resume/vita.
- GRE scores (General Test only).
- For international applicants only: a TOEFL score other acceptable proof of English proficiency.
- Counseling specialty area/concentration ranking Form (Word document).
Prospective students need to indicate if they are electing to specialize in either child and adolescent counseling or addictions counseling. Ranking specializations doesn't affect an applicant's probability of being accepted into the program. Applicants should only rank those specializations in which they have a genuine interest in pursuing. We make every attempt to accommodate applicants' first choice. However, the rankings assist us greatly in course planning and advising.
- After all applications are reviewed, the highest ranking applicants will be contacted for an interview with the faculty. This is required for admission. International applicants residing in foreign countries and applicants with extenuating circumstances may conduct their interviews over the phone.
February 1st for the following fall term.
Private scholarships may be available. U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid (loans) to help fund their educational expenses.