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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 must meet these requirements to be eligible for the program. All academic requirements must be fulfilled through a regionally accredited institution.

  • 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.

  • Application
  • Interview with faculty member (by invitation only)
  • Official college transcript
  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two professional references

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.

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