The Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling Programs are both accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). CACREP is the premiere accreditation body for graduate counseling programs. Flexible scheduling allows students to integrate graduate studies with work and home commitments. Curricula incorporate theoretical perspectives with practical applications. Instructional approaches encourage an equal emphasis on direct and reflective learning experiences. The result for the student is a humanistic learning community that respects the life experiences of the adult learner, along with an ethical sensibility that emphasizes personal responsibility and professional accountability. Program graduates work in educational and mental health settings, institutional environments, and private practice. Public and private schools, colleges, social services, and mental health agencies, correctional facilities and youth service bureaus have all become venues for graduates of these programs.
Electives and Related Programs
Electives for all of the program options are available from other programs. Students should work closely with faculty advisors to ensure selection of approved electives.
- Application for Graduate Admission with non-refundable $55 application fee. (Application fee waived for Seattle University alumni.) The deadline to submit all application materials for review is March 1 for summer or fall quarter entry.
- Evidence of four-year equivalent bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Minimum GPA of 3.00 as calculated from official transcripts of all post-secondary educational institutions attended in the last 90 quarter/60 semester credits of the bachelor’s degree, including any transfer credits earned during this time, and any post-baccalaureate course work. Applicants with less than a 3.0 GPA may be considered for probationary admission. Applicants from non-letter graded bachelor’s degree programs must submit GRE scores.
- Using only College of Education forms, two recommendations are required from employers, administrators, professors, or supervisors who are familiar with your work and your interpersonal skills. Do not choose peers, friends, or therapists.
- Two-page (maximum) letter of intent (including goals for the program and professional goals, plus a response to the Seattle University mission statement).
- Two-page (maximum) résumé documenting education, volunteer and professional experience.
- College of Education Self-Evaluation Form.
- Screened applicants will be invited to a group interview with faculty members and other candidates. Admission decisions are sent by letter within 30 days after the group interview.
Refer to Graduate Admission policies in this catalog for information on Probationary and Provisional Admission and Readmission.