Master's Degrees in Counseling

‌As a counselor, you are in a unique position to help others. You are needed. Be ready.
What degrees do you offer?
What will I learn?

We teach you the theoretical basis for counseling – and how to put it into practice.

  • Learn from real professionals with real practices
  • Work with faculty and other students in and out of the classroom
  • Study current counseling trends with experts from different backgrounds
  • Get practicum hours at our on-campus community counseling center.
When are classes?

We have classes during spring, summer and fall semesters. Classes meet once a week, Monday through Thursday evening, as well as Saturday morning and afternoon.

What are your admission requirements?
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with at least 9 hours in psychology, counseling or related coursework, including at least one statistics and one human development course.
  • One of the following requirements
    1. 3.0 cumulative GPA score or 3.25 over the last 60 hours
    2. An official GRE score report.  Recommended achievement of 150 verbal, 142 quantitative and 4.0 writing.
    3. Mental health casework and/or field experience with minimum GPA of 2.5 cumulative
  • Interview session with program faculty
Application Instructions and Deadlines

1. Submit your online application and pay the application fee

Fill out your online application and begin submitting documents.

2. Letters of recommendation

You'll need to have three letters of recommendations. References can include former professors, supervisors or a professional colleague. While completing the online application you will list your three refereneces and their e-mail addresses for an electonic letter of recommendation to be submitted. 

3. Official Transcripts

We need to see a transcript from every college or university you've ever attended. In many cases, you can order your transcripts online. All transcripts should be submitted to:

Texas Wesleyan University 
ATTN: Office of Graduate Admissions 
1201 Wesleyan St. 
Fort Worth, Texas 76105

4. Resume or CV

Your resume or CV should detail your professional qualifications for the program. It can be uploaded within the application or in the self-service center.

5. Essay

Your essay needs to be a minimum of two pages, double-spaced and answer the question, "Describe your strengths and purpose for pursuing a Master’s degree." It can be uploaded within the application or in the self-service center.

6. Background Check 

You need to contact the Tarrant County District Office and request a criminal — not civil — background check. Here's how that process works:

  • Write a letter with your complete name (including maiden name, if applicable) and date of birth
  • Request that the background check be mailed directly to the address listed for transcript delivery
  • Include a $5 money order made out to the Criminal District Court Tarrant County
  • Mail the request to: Criminal District Court, Criminal Background Check, 401 W. Belknap St. Fort Worth, TX 76102

Contact the office of criminal background checks at 817-884-1342 with any questions. If you request your background check in person, you may turn the background check directly into the graduate admissions office.

  • Texas Wesleyan University 
    ATTN: Office of Graduate Admissions 
    1201 Wesleyan St. 
    Fort Worth, Texas 76105

Upcoming Deadlines and Interview dates:

  • For Spring 2016:
    • Deadline - October 15, 2015
    • Interview day - Friday, October 30, 2015
  • For Summer 2016:
    • Deadline - April 1, 2016
    • Interview day - Friday, April 8, 2016
  • For Fall 2016:
    • Deadline - June 15, 2016
    • Interview day - TBD

What Happens Next?

If you meet our admission requirements, we will contact you to schedule an interview. You must be available between the hours of noon and 6 p.m. on the designated interview day.

Interviews are required and not available for rescheduling.

Preparing for licensure?

In certain circumstances, you can take your required counseling and marriage and family therapy courses for licensure at Texas Wesleyan. Your situation is not uncommon, but we'll need to meet with you to learn more about your unique needs. Contact us and let's talk:

Dr. Linda Metcalf
Director of Graduate Counseling
Contact Us
Graduate Admissions

Phone: 817-531-4930
Toll Free: 1-800-580-8980
Fax: 817-531-7515 

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact Us:
1201 Wesleyan Street
Fort Worth, TX 76105

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