Admission Requirements

  • Students must have a bachelor’s degree from an approved institution. A complete application for admissions includes: a resume, three letters of recommendation from appropriate professionals, 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 PennsylvaniaChild Abuse History clearance and the Pennsylvania State PoliceCriminal Record Check (ACT 33 & ACT 34 clearances) dated within a year of application. Formal admittance to the program is required before enrolling in courses. Up to 12 semester hours of credits earned at a CACREP accredited program may be transferred in subject to program director approval.  Credits earned at non-CACREP accredited institutions are subject to Gannon University Graduate Program policy with a limit of 6 semester hours subject to program director approval.

    International applicants must provide evidence of successful achievement on the TOEFL of 95 and/or 6.5 on the ILS as well as good subscores, a writing sample in English of 500 words, and evidence of successful completion of an undergraduate course taught in English in the United States or Canada.

    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.