Admission Requirements

Admission to the master's degree programs is extremely competitive. Enrollment is limited to 40-50 graduate students per year.

Candidates must be admitted by the Graduate School before the department can recommend admission into the program. Admission by the Graduate School does not guarantee admission into the program.

Department Requirements

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, as well as the following:

  • Combined GRE (verbal and quantitative) scores from the last five years. We look for a minimum of 144 for the quantitative section, and 153 on the verbal section.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Completion of at least 15 semester hours or 24 quarter hours of undergraduate psychology courses (educational, social, counseling, or general psychology courses are acceptable)
  • A GPA of at least 3.0 in those psychology or related courses

Strongly recommended experiences include:

  • Counseling or volunteering experience
  • Research experience (e.g., publications, honor's thesis, professional presentations, or research assistant)

School Counseling Track for Master's Degree Holders

Candidates who already have master's degrees in counseling from Ball State University may pursue course work to become eligible for the standard school-services license. This determination will be made by the school counseling program director. Send a letter of request and a transcript to the program director. Additional course work and experience may be necessary to meet the equivalency of the departmental master's program in school counseling.

Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services
Teachers College (TC), room 605
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-8040
Fax: 765-285-2067
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