2017-2018 Graduate Studies Catalog

45 Program also prepares students who desire to pursue a doctoral degree in the future. Admission Criteria Applicants for the graduate program in Clinical Counseling and Marriage & Family (CCMF) must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. A committee made up of Clinical Counseling and Marriage & Family Program (CCMF) faculty will make admissions decisions based upon a comprehensive review of applicants. The degree-seeking student will submit an application (including the required fee) electronically. There are two options in the CCMF Program to select from: • Students may choose the option for the M.A. in Clinical Counseling and Marriage & Family. • Students have the option to complete the Dual Degree: M.A. in the CCMF Program and M.A. in Family Ministry from Logsdon Seminary. Applicants do not have to apply to both programs, but this option must be selected for proper processing of the application by both the CCMF and Family Ministry Programs. Applicants must be admitted to both programs to obtain the dual degree. Students may pursue both the LPC and the LMFT in either the M.A. in CCMF or Dual degree. The electronic application on the HSU website is sent to the Office of Admission and processed. All required items must be submitted to the Office of Admission, or if applicable, uploaded to the applicants account before the completed application will be sent to the CCMF Program for review. Required Items (Academics) • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended; official transcripts must be sent directly from the applicant’s college/university to the Office of Admission. The following are minimal recommendations to be considered for admissions to the CCMF Program : a) A grade point average of 3.0 overall (undergraduate) or a 3.2 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework. b) Twelve undergraduate hours in psychology or a related field are required perquisites. All undergraduate prerequisites and/or transfer work (graduate) must be approved by the CCMF Program Director and the Dean of Graduate Studies. Some leveling courses may be required. • If an applicant does not have the required overall grade point average or for the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework, the GRE test may be taken. The following are minimal recommendations to be considered for admissions to the CCMF Program: c) A Verbal Reasoning score of 152 d) A Quantitative Reasoning score of 149 e) An Analytical Writing score of 3.9