San Diego City College

City College Mental Health Counseling

*Note: The program admits for the fall semester only.

Total Credits: 60

GRE Required: No

Minimum TOEFL/IELTS Scores: 550 (PBT), 79-80 (IBT) or 6.5

Degree Awarded: M.A.

Eligibility: An undergraduate major in psychology is preferred; however, students with another major who have completed courses in introduction to psychology, developmental psychology, abnormal psychology, psychological statistics and experimental psychology (or an equivalent course in psychological research) will be considered. Applicants should also have had some type of hands-on experience working with others in a helping capacity, either through work or by volunteering; applicants should include in the application a letter of reference from someone familiar with the way they performed in that capacity. A minimum grade point average of 3.2 with an average in psychology of 3.5. (Applicants who do not meet these GPA's are still considered and encouraged to apply) Other requirements include an individual and/or group interview and three letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant's strong sense of personal integrity, strong verbal and writing skills, commitment to learning, and potential to perform in an exemplary fashion in the roles of graduate student and Mental Health Counselor.

Supporting Documents Required:

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Group Interview (candidates will be contacted for an interview; not all applicants will be granted an interview)
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