To be considered for admission, an applicant must present the following:
- Evidence of completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a minimum of 15 hours in psychology, counseling, or marriage and family studies and a GPA of 3.0 (for the Accelerated Full-Time Program, a GPA of 3.2). Be sure to submit all transcripts of academic institutions attended, particularly if credits were transferred.
- For Marriage and Family Therapy Program: credit hours should be in marriage and family studies, psychology, or counseling.
- For the Professional Clinical Counseling program and the I/O—Management and Human Resources program: credit hours should be in psychology or counseling, including courses in general psychology, statistics, and research methods
- Acceptable scores in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). Arrangements to take the MAT may be made with the Counseling Center of La Salle University. Information on GRE scheduling is also available from the Counseling Center. (Note: This requirement is waived if the applicant already possesses a master’s degree in any field. It may be waived if the applicant has a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.)
- Three letters of recommendation. These should include one from a college professor who can assess the applicant's academic qualifications and abilities as well as one from a supervisor (if the applicant is in or has worked in the field) who can assess the candidate's professional qualifications, abilities, and motivation for enrolling in this program.
- A personal statement. Applicants should include what professionalism means to them with regard to their becoming a mental health clinician and/or a human resources professional. In addition, applicants should include some information about themselves, their intentions concerning their academic and career paths, why they chose the La Salle master’s program, expectations of the program, what they will contribute to the program, and what they believe they will eventually contribute to the mental health field.
- Professional résumé.
- Preference is given to applicants with two or more years of work experience, paid or as a volunteer.
- A maximum of nine hours of transfer credits may be granted for graduate work taken at another institution. The University's Nondiscrimination policy is stated in the General Reference section of this catalog. Admission is based solely on an applicant's qualifications.
The Application for Admission may be obtained by contacting
Dr. Donna A. Tonrey, Director
Counseling and Family Therapy Master's Programs
La Salle University
Philadelphia, PA 19141