Admissions Procedure - Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling | Judson University Christian College

Admissions Procedure

Application forms for admission to the graduate program can be obtained by contacting the Graduate Program of Clinical Mental Health Counseling or by using the online application. After the application is submitted, arrange for official transcripts of all previous University work be sent to the University. Please request them to forward to: Judson University, Director of Graduate Program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 1151 North State Street, Elgin, IL 60123.

Admission status is determined by the admission review committee for the School of Business and Professional Studies, according to the criteria below.

The requirements for admission to graduate study for the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree include:


  • A completed, signed, dated application form and payment of application fee
  • A bachelor's degree in Psychology, Sociology, Human Services, or related field from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Two years of work experience
  • Professional Resume
  • A grade-point average of at least 2.50 on a four-point scale
  • Official signed and sealed transcripts of all college and graduate work
  • Two letters of professional reference, written on letterhead with reference contact information
  • One page type essay answering the question: "Why do you want to earn a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and how will this degree impact your future.
  • Interview with the Program Chair
  • The whole of the above will be considered regardless of any particular strengths or weaknesses of any single component.


An individual who does not meet regular admission requirements but who desires to pursue work leading to a master's degree at Judson University may be permitted to enroll conditionally in a limited number of graduate courses. Regular status may be gained after removal of deficiencies and/or completion of acceptable work at Judson University of not fewer than eight semester hours of graduate study.

Students transferring to Judson from Argosy University should review the Argosy Transfer Policy, as additional documentation may be required.

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