Program Admission

The MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program has a two-phase process for admissions. The first phase is the standard application process for Graduate Studies and has the following requirements:

  • Graduate Application (https://lcu.edu/admissions/graduate-application/)
  • $35 application fee – if not submitted with the application, may be paid online, by calling 806-720-7599, or by mailing a check or money order made out to “LCU.”
  • Credit Agreement – Students may fax (toll-free: 1-866-784-5663) or scan a copy to Marcia.Crabtree@lcu.edu.
  • Official undergraduate transcript(s), showing a regionally accredited bachelor’s degree awarded, and any previous post-baccalaureate or graduate work. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for unconditional admissions consideration.

    • To be considered official, all transcripts must arrive sealed in the university’s envelope, bearing official marks/seals. E-scripts are considered official only when sent directly from the university to Marcia.Crabtree@lcu.edu or GraduateAdmisssons@lcu.edu.
    • Courses taken for the degree must include a minimum of 39 upper level hours. Hours awarded for life or work experience will not satisfy upper level requirements. Vocational courses will not be counted toward the 120 academic hour requirement. Evidence of grade point averages, degrees, and test scores must be on official transcripts or official score reports. Students on probation or suspension at other institutions are not eligible for admission.

  • Three letters of reference are required. See admissions coordinator for details regarding reference requirements. Applicants will personally complete the first section of the electronic form.

    • Academic Reference
    • Personal Reference
    • Professional Reference

  • Proof of meningitis vaccination. Applicants who will be 22 years old or older by the first day of the start of the semester are exempt from this requirement. Please see Meningitis Vaccine Requirements for more information.

Application items should be submitted no later than four weeks prior to the beginning of a session. Any items that need to be mailed should be submitted to Lubbock Christian University, Attn: Marcia Crabtree, Department of Psychology and Counseling, Graduate Programs, 5601 19th Street, Lubbock, TX 79407.

Approved applicants proceed to the departmental interview phase of the admissions process. This second phase has the following requirements:

  • Personality assessment and $25 testing fee. Applicants can pay online and forward the receipt to the admissions coordinator, who will set up the personality assessment and send completion instructions.
  • Two short counseling essays. Questions provided upon approval to move onto the departmental interview phase.
  • Professional résumé.
  • 20-minute interview with graduate faculty panel.

After both phases of the admissions process are completed, applicants will be notified of their admission status. Applicants are not accepted until an official letter of acceptance is issued. For further information regarding the application process, please contact Marcia Crabtree at 806-720-7823 or Marcia.Crabtree@lcu.edu.

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