Requirements

Admission Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate degree from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting body or by the Association for Biblical Higher Education, verified on official transcripts sent by the institution directly to Indiana Wesleyan University.
  2. An undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution at which a minimum of 30 credit hours was completed.
  3. Six credit hours in Psychology, of which three credit hours must be in Abnormal Psychology (Developmental Psychology for Student Development Counseling and Administration).
  4. Six credit hours in Bible. Students may take any of the undergraduate courses at Indiana Wesleyan University and be admitted on a conditional basis until all prerequisites are satisfactorily completed. (One course in New Testament and one course in Old Testament are preferred.)
  5. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) taken within five years of application to the program. Verbal (V) score of at least 146 required.
  6. Demonstrate writing proficiency based on evaluation of submitted autobiography.
  7. Three recommendations, at least one from a professor and one from a supervisor/professional.
  8. Applicants whose application documents demonstrate potential for success in the Graduate Program in Counseling will participate in a personal interview.

NOTE: The graduate admissions committee retains the right to waive an admission requirement for special circumstances. Successful graduate coursework may be substituted for the GRE.

Transfer Credits

Up to nine (9) credit hours of courses may be transferred from an accredited institution into a graduate-level program of study at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Successful completion of the required core curriculum, specialization courses, and electives with a minimum grade of "C" in each course and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  2. All degree requirements must be completed within six years of enrollment.
  3. Payment of all tuition and fees.

NOTE: State regulations may prohibit licensure for individuals who have ever been convicted of a crime of violence or of any crime that has a direct bearing on the ability to practice competently. The applicant is responsible to check the licensing requirements with his or her state licensing agency prior to beginning the program.

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