Graduate/Professional Program Overview

Master of Mental Health Counseling

MHC Admissions

Applying to the M.A. in Mental Health Counseling program

To be admitted to the Indiana University master's in mental health counseling program at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC), you must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

In addition, you must:

  • Be proficient in the English language and possess at least 15 undergraduate course credits in psychology or behavioral science
  • Provide official transcripts of undergraduate degrees earned at accredited institutions if other than Indiana University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), or IUPUC
  • Complete the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), including verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing sections. A minimum score of 500 on each section is preferred. Completion of the GRE Psychology Subject Test is recommended and good scores will prove an advantage.
  • Complete the M.A. in Mental Health Counseling application for admission, including three letters of recommendation from persons qualified to evaluate your academic performance, professional behavior, and personal character. At least one of these letters must be from a faculty member from the applicant’s undergraduate degree program. At least one letter must be from a current or former supervisor or employer. An $50 application fee is required.
  • Compose a 500-word reflective essay explaining why you seek admission to this program along with your strengths, weaknesses, and vision for yourself as a mental health counselor.

Application due dates

  • For the class beginning in the fall of 2012, the application deadline is May 1.
  • The application for admission will be posted here when it is available.

Admission is offered only for the fall semester. Beginning in 2013, admission priority will be given to applications submitted by March 1.

Financial considerations

Tuition is based on Indiana University graduate tuition rates and graduate student fees. Schedule an appointment with IUPUC's Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for more information about state and federal financial aid, sources for grants and scholarships, etc.