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College of Continuing & Professional Studies

Admission Requirements

Applications for admissions to the graduate program leading to a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling are accepted for the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Application deadlines for each semester are:

July 1 for Fall Semester
November 1 for Spring Semester
April 1 for Summer Semester

Requirements for admission to the graduate program leading to a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling are as follows:

  • A completed application submitted online to the Admissions Department.
  • Two copies of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended indicating a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75.
  • Official score reports from either the GRE or the MAT. Scores must have been earned within the previous five years. A minimum score of 800 on GRE taken prior to August 2011 or a score of 151 Verbal and 143 Quantitative for GRE taken after August 2011 or a minimum score of 397 on the MAT
  • Background check.
  • Successful completion of a departmental interview.
  • A $35.00 non-refundable application fee.


Download the complete Graduate Application. 

Application Materials

All application materials should be mailed to:

Mercer University
College of Continuing and Professional Studies
3001 Mercer University Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30341


Additional Requirements for International Applicants

A. Evaluation of Foreign Credentials: Applicants who completed all or part of their education abroad are required to have their foreign educational credentials evaluated by an independent evaluation service approved by Mercer University. A Course-by-Course and Grade Point Average Equivalent Evaluation is required for undergraduate admission. Contact the Office of Admissions for information about evaluation services if your foreign credentials have not been evaluated. If an evaluation has been done, you must submit an official sealed copy with your self-managed application packet.

B. Official Translations: Documents submitted in a language other than English, must be accompanied by official translations.

C. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): The TOEFL is required for international applicants whose primary language is not English. The scores may not be more than two years old. Official score reports must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions by the Educational Testing Service. The Educational Testing Service institution code for submission of official score reports is 5025. Unofficial copies of the score report may be included with the application for initial review and evaluation. This does not replace the requirement of an official score report for those applicants who are offered admission. Exception: The TOEFL is not required of international applicants who have attended another U.S. institution and completed freshman English Composition I and II with grades of "C" or higher.

D. Financial Guarantee: International applicants who wish to obtain an I-20 for F-1 visa must include financial documentation showing ability to finance tuition and living expenses for one year. Financial documents must have a current date and indicate available funds of US $25,000.

E. Visa Status: International Applicants who are currently in the United States - Documentation of your current visa status must be submitted with the self-managed application. (Copy of I-20 and I-94 if on an F-1 visa; copy of visa stamp and I-94 if on another type of visa; or copy of Resident Alien card [front and back] if classified as a Resident Alien.)