Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies Admission Requirements
APPLICANTS: The Certificate in Professional Counseling Studies program is waiving the GRE requirement during the worldwide health pandemic. However, if you have taken the GRE and wish to submit your results, please feel free to include your test scores with your application materials.
- a bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA from a regionally accredited college or university
- a master's or doctoral degree, with a minimum 3.0 GPA, from a regionally accredited college or university, in counseling or psychology, needing no more than 18 credits of additional graduate coursework to qualify for licensure
a master's or doctoral degree, with a minimum 3.0 GPA, from a regionally accredited college or university, in an area closely related to counseling and written confirmation, through a credentials evaluation by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists, of needing no more than 18 credits of additional graduate coursework to qualify for licensure
- successful completion of all undergraduate prerequisites for remaining graduate course requirements.
Applicants who hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university but do not meet one or more of the above qualifications may apply to the M.S. in Applied Psychology program. Students so admitted may later seek entrance to this certificate program when the above admission requirements have been met.
- fall semester admission: July 1
spring semester admission: Dec. 1
- summer semester admission: rolling
*Applications received after the deadline dates will be considered depending on availability of space, strength of your credentials and sufficiency of time for processing.
- Online application. Complete and submit the online application and pay the $50 application fee. (To pay in-state tuition, you must submit the Maryland In-State Residency form). You can submit your Statement of Personal Interest electronically as part of the online application.
- Official transcript(s). Request that an official transcript of all prior college or university work (including graduate courses, if applicable) be sent directly from each institution attended; electronic transcripts are encouraged.
- Letter of recommendation. Have a professor or employer submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf; this should be sent in a sealed envelope with a signature across the sealed portion.
- GRE General Test scores. Have your GRE scores sent directly from the testing agency; UBalt's code is 5810. Your scores should be no more than five years old.
- Interview. Once your application has been received and your eligibility for the program has been determined, the program director will contact you to schedule an interview. Suitability for the program will be evaluated.
- Other materials may be requested as necessary.
Send all materials by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to the University of Baltimore Office of Graduate Admission, 1420 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201.