To be accepted for admission to the program, a candidate must:
1. Complete the Application for Admission which may be obtained at http://www.lasalle.edu/grad/ accompanied by the stipulated application fee payable to La Salle University. The application fee is waived for applications submitted online.
2. Provide evidence of successful academic achievement in 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).
For Marriage and Family Therapy Program: credit hours should be in psychology, marriage and family studies, or counseling.
For the Professional Clinical Counseling program and the I/O—Psychology program: credit hours should be in psychology or counseling, including courses in general psychology, statistics, and research method.
3. Provide official transcripts from the academic institutions attended, particularly if credits were transferred.
4. Obtain and submit 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.)
5. Provide a 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.
6. Provide 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. If it has been several years since the applicant graduated, three letters from supervisors or professionals is acceptable.
7. Provide a personal statement. Applicants should include what professionalism means to them with regard to their becoming a mental health clinician and/or a industrial/organizational 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 or the industrial/organizational field.
The University’s Nondiscrimination Policy is stated in the General Reference section of this catalog. Admission is based solely upon an applicant’s qualifications.
All documents should be sent to the following:
Office of Graduate Enrollment
La Salle University- Box 826
1900 W. Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141
215.951.1100/ Fax 215.951.1462