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Counselor education at Creighton is designed to meet the needs, at the masterís level, of those interested in various counseling roles and student development services (student personnel). As such, the program is divided into areas of specialization with each designed to develop the competencies demanded of an individual embarking on a career in one of these areas. Such individuals usually are employed by school systems employment services, colleges or community agencies. Access website here.
Types of Degrees: MS
Duration: Two years full time
Number of Credits Required: 42
Cost: $730 per credit hour, 2012/2013 rate, plus university and technology fees
Stipend/Fellowship: Full-time teachers receive 50% tuition remission for 3-credit hours during the fall and spring semesters and up to 12-credit hours during the summer. Full-time teachers in Catholic schools may apply to receive 75% tuition remission for 3-credit hours during the fall and spring semesters and up to 12 credit hours in the summer as funding is available. No fellowships.
Program Start: August, January and May
Preferred Application Deadline: August 1 for Fall, December 1 for Spring, and May 1 for Summer
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and 3.0 GPA are required. An application should include:
1. Completed application and application fee
2. Three letters of recommendation (please use the electronic rec. process with the online application!). The recommendations should be completed and submitted by persons other than family members who are capable of assessing an applicant's performance in an academic or work setting.
3. Writing sample: Personal statement on "Why I want to be a counselor"
4. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
5. Written autobiography
6. Personal interview
7. Felony Conviction/Mental Health Capacity Form: completed and notarized
7. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) acceptable scores
8. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): All international applicants from countries in which English is not the primary language must demonstrate proficiency in English language by submitting a minimum TOEFL score of 80 iBT (213 CBT/550 PBT). International applicants who receive their baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited institution in the US, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or Africa (English-speaking only) are NOT required to submit a TOEFL score report.
9. Background Check - All prospective students are expected to successfully pass a background check before being admitted to the department.