BS/Addiction Counseling (MS) or BS/Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS)

Through the BS/Addiction Counseling (MS) program or the BS/Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS) program, students can take a few graduate-level courses during their senior year at no additional charge, then continue on to complete one of the counseling master's degree program in about 18 months. Students who are majoring in Psychology or a related field may apply to the program.

To be considered for admission to the BS/Addiction Counseling (MS) program or the BS/Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, the following must be submitted or completed:

  1. A completed and signed Acknowledgement Checklist Form
  2. A completed application for graduate admission, marking the BS/Addiction Counseling (MS) or BS/Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS) box under the Special Programs Selection section
  3. Statement of Purpose: an essay explaining your motivation, aptitude and goals related to graduate-level study
  4. 3 letters of recommendation. Recommendations should be from individuals qualified to attest to the applicant’s potential for success at the graduate level of study. A personal reference form may be substituted for the recommendation letters
  5. Current résumé or CV
  6. Completion of these undergraduate courses with a grade of C or better: General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Statistics or Research Methods (JWU courses: PSYC1001 Introductory Psychology, PSYC2002 Abnormal Psychology, and MATH2001 Statistics or RSCH2050 Workshop in Acquiring Social Research Skills)
  7. Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  8. Personal interview

This program is offered at the Providence Campus. Please see the Admissions Requirements section of the catalog for more information.