Admissions Requirements - School Counseling

  • Online Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • Counseling Disposition Rating Form - this form will be on the application where you will rate yourself regarding your potential success in forming effective and culturally relevant interpersonal relationships in individual and small-group contexts
  • Transcripts from the institution you have, or will be receiving, your degree from - unofficial or in progress transcripts are acceptable to begin the admissions review process
    • Applications for candidates with less than a 3.0 cumulative GPA will be reviewed by the program director for an admissions decision and may include additional requirements (e.g., personal interview, GRE/GMAT, etc.)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation - Letters can be professional or academic references; one letter must come from an undergraduate or graduate professor
Successful completion of the items below is required by the end of the first semester of study:
  • Completion of the Counseling and Human Services screening process which include the Minnesota Multi-Phasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2), a written autobiography, and an empathy test
  • An individual interview must be completed with the student’s academic advisor reviewing the results of the Candidate Screening Battery and creating a plan of study
  • Instructions to complete the Counseling Screening Battery will be sent to all incoming students via e-mail shortly after the beginning of their first semester in the program.

> If you have been an inactive student for two years or more, please complete a Re-admit Form.

All items can be mailed, faxed or emailed to:

Canisius University
Graduate Admissions Office
2001 Main Street 
Buffalo, NY 14208
Fax - 716-888-3290
Email - @email 

Program Advisement Information:
All students/candidates in the Department of Counseling and Human Services have an assigned advisor to assist them throughout their studes. Advisors are assigned by alphabet in the following manner:

Additional Requirements for International Students

- If your transcripts are not on a 4.0 scale or translated to English, additional evaluation may be required 

-Proof of English Language Proficiency:

  • TOEFL 79 IBT or 550 PBT
  • IELTS 6.5 overall
  • Duolingo English Test minimum score of 105

Waivers or other test options are available, click here for more information

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