Students must have a bachelor's degree from an approved
institution. A complete application for admissions includes: a
resume, three academic or professional letters of recommendation, transcripts from all colleges/universities attended, an essay, and participation in an admissions
interview. To be admitted into the program, applicants must have a
minimum grade point average of 2.8 in undergraduate coursework.
Students must also have Pennsylvania Child Abuse History clearance
and the Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check (ACT 33
& ACT 34 clearances) dated within a year of application. Formal
admittance to the program is required before enrolling in
courses. Program director approval may be given for students
to transfer up to 12 semester hours of credits earned at a CACREP
accredited program. Program director approval may be given for
students to transfer up to six semester hours of credits earned at
a non-CACREP accredited institution, subject to Gannon University
Graduate program policy.
International applicants must provide evidence of successful
achievement on the TOEFL of 95 and/or 7.0 on the International
English Language Testing System (IELTS). Examination sub-scores
will also be considered as important to overall applicant
qualification. A 500-word writing sample in English and evidence of
successful completion of an undergraduate course taught in English
in the United States or Canada are required.
Undergraduate Course Work
Students enter the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program from a
variety of undergraduate backgrounds. Course work in human
services, psychology, statistics, and human development is
helpful. Several courses in psychology are recommended.