Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Standard Application Process

Program Prerequisite Requirements: Aside from an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, the CMHC Master’s Degree Program at SE does not have any specific prerequisite requirements. We invite applicants from any major and believe that having variety in one’s undergraduate background adds to the richness of the profession. Examples of undergraduate majors of current students include art, music, business, biology, English, communications, psychology, sociology, criminal justice, education, health, physical education, and recreation, etc.

Standard Program Application Process: Students wishing to apply to the CMHC Master’s Degree Program must complete two (2) separate university applications (see the complete CMHC Program Application Packet). Initially, students must be admitted to the SE School of Graduate and University Studies. This application process may be completed over the Internet ( or in person in the SOSU Administration Building, Room 307 (Office of Academic Affairs). International students are encouraged to review Southeastern’s International Student Admission Requirements.

The requirements for admission to the SE School of Graduate and University Studies include the following:

  • A completed and approved Application for Admission form for graduate study
  • One official transcript from each college or university attended, including graduate and undergraduate work, and documentation of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Payment of an application fee: Currently $20.00 for U.S. students and $55.00 for International students

Once admitted to the Graduate School, students are eligible to complete an application for admission to the CMHC Master’s Degree Program (complete CMHC Application Packet available here). Materials required in this application packet include the following:

  • Verification of Admission to the SE School of Graduate and University Studies
  • Official Copies of All Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts
  • Completed CMHC Application Checklist
  • Application for Admission to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program (with required university witness signature)
  • Statement of Personal and Professional Goals (specific guidelines apply)
  • Consent to Release Information and Records Form (with required university witness signature)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (in an envelope with signature over seal)

All CMHC Master’s Degree Program materials must be submitted to the CMHC Program Coordinator. Once all materials have been received, they will be reviewed during the GCCC’s next regularly scheduled meeting. The GCCC reserves the right to require any applicant to appear before the committee for a face-to-face interview for a variety of reasons (e.g., unfavorable letter(s) of recommendation, low GPA, responses provided on CMHC Program application form, issues presented at biannual student review meetings, etc.).Admission decisions are rendered at these meetings and students are notified of their admission status by postal mail within two (2) weeks of the meeting.