Counseling Scholars Program

Program Requirements

For students who are interested in the field of counseling and possess a strong academic profile, Marymount's Counseling Scholars Program offers an opportunity to guarantee a place in the university's counseling (M.A.) program. While other undergraduates will need to apply to the graduate program, qualifying psychology majors who are counseling scholars are exempt from this process. The Counseling Scholars Program is open to a select group of incoming first-year and transfer students who are chosen by the Counseling Admissions Committee and meet stringent continuation requirements.

To be accepted into the program, first-year and transfer students must have

  • a high school grade point average of 3.0 or above;
  • declared psychology as their major; and
  • completed the essay portion of the Counseling Scholars Program application addressing their interest and commitment to the field of counseling (500-word minimum).

To be accepted into the program, current students must have

  • a college GPA of 3.2 or above in their psychology courses and declared psychology as their major; and
  • completed the essay portion of the Counseling Scholars Program application addressing their interest and commitment to the field of counseling (500-word minimum).

To continue in the program, students must

  • maintain an overall GPA of 3.2 in their psychology courses;
  • complete designated psychology courses (PSY 230, PSY 330, PSY 333) with a B or better;
  • complete a counseling-oriented research project and internship; and
  • attend at least two counseling department events.

The Counseling Scholars Program application has a strict deadline and must be completed by:

  • March 1 (for incoming first-year and transfer students)
  • End of the first semester of the applicant’s junior year (for current students)

For more information, please contact the Office of Admissions.