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How to Apply

Master of Arts

We're excited that you're interested in the counseling program at Bethel University. If you have questions about any requirements, contact our admissions team.

Here's how you apply:

Step 1 - Check application requirements and prerequisites

You’ll need to meet these requirements:

  • Earned GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited (or internationally recognized as equivalent) institution
  • Prerequisite: 9 Additional credits in Behavioral Sciences
  • Prerequisite: Developmental Studies Course
  • Prerequisite: Statistics or Research Methods

Step 2 - Apply

Next, get started on your online application.

Step 3 - Complete your application steps

There are just a few things we need from you before we can review your application.

  • Interview (by invitation only)
  • Official college transcript(s)
  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • Submit an official MAT or GRE score (within the last 5 years)
  • Two professional references

See how to complete your statement of purpose.

Step 4 - Complete enrollment requirements

Instructions for enrollment requirements will be provided by the M.A. in Counseling Program after acceptance. Enrollment requirements include:

  • Non-refundable tuition deposit ($100)
  • Criminal background check*

*Certain offenses may preclude graduates from becoming licensed as a professional counselor and/or may limit clinical placement options.