Admission Requirements

This degree is only offered as an accelerated program in an online format.

LeTourneau University accepts graduate students on the basis of their qualifications. Decisions made by the Admissions Committee are based upon predictors of academic success such as previous academic records, professional and managerial work experience, and the student’s potential to succeed at the graduate level.

Admissions Requirements

  • Submit a completed application
  • Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate work and any graduate work, attempted or completed
  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale)
  • Using the forms provided, have two references submitted on your behalf:
  • Complete the required writing sample, to be submitted with your application by answering as follows. In 2-3 pages, describe the following in reference to the career you are pursuing (psychology/counseling/marriage & family therapy):
    • The leading events in your life which impacted your decision to pursue a career in psychology/counseling/marriage & family therapy.
    • How your Christian faith has informed your decision to pursue a career in psychology/counseling/marriage & family therapy.
    • Your professional aspirations and how you hope to apply your training in psychology/counseling/marriage & family therapy.
  • Submit a résumé that includes relevant, full-time work experience to be considered by the Admissions Committee.
  • Once all transcripts, reference forms, résumé, and the writing sample have been received, applicants will be contacted to schedule a Skype interview with the Faculty Director of the Counseling program and at least one other member of the graduate admissions committee. Interviews will last approximately 15-20 minutes. Both day and evening times will be available to accommodate applicants
  • Applicants must be supportive of the Christian mission of LeTourneau University through the integration of the Christian faith with learning and must sign a Behavioral Expectations Agreement, which ensures their understanding and acceptance of the behaviors that are expected of them as students of LeTourneau. (See the Behavioral Expectations Agreement here.)

Students may transfer a maximum of 12 approved graduate credit hours toward the M.A. in Counseling from another regionally accredited institution.

Applicants to graduate programs who do not meet the GPA requirements for entrance may be considered and admitted with probationary status.

Applicants to the M.A. in Counseling program who have not completed 12 hours of undergraduate coursework in Psychology or Counseling (including Abnormal Psychology & Statistics) will need to meet course prerequisites before enrolling in some specified graduate counseling courses.