Application Deadlines Fall
Priority May 15
Standard August 1

Now accepting applications for fall 2024

1. Application for admission with a $45 application fee

2. A bachelor’s degree in psychology from an accredited college or university which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the evaluated equivalency. Students whose undergraduate degree is not in psychology must take either General Psychology (preferred) or Life Span Development. Prerequisites must be completed within the first semester of graduate enrollment. 

3. A minimum cumulative or last 60/90 unit GPA of 2.75

4. Official sealed transcripts from a college or university reflecting completion of baccalaureate degree. Additional transcripts may be required for prerequisite or GPA verification.

5. Two electronic recommendations from sources who can address your potential for success. It is preferred that one recommendation be from an instructor or professor. Recommendations from friends and family are not acceptable.

6. Comprehensive essay of at least 500 words that includes:

      • Purpose for entering the program
      • Experiences that have directed your interest toward becoming a counseling minister
      • Religious background, present pattern of spiritual growth, fundamentals of personal faith and the relationship between your faith and professional goals
      • Influences that have shaped your present values and approach to life
      • Reasons for choosing to study at CBU

7. Interviews with the MSCP and MACM program directors

8. An applicant whose first language is not English and/or does not have a degree from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction is required to demonstrate English proficiency.

9. Prerequisites (Up to two may be completed in first two graduate semesters)

      • Completion of a bachelor's degree in psychology or the evaluated degree program equivalency
      • Completion of a non-psychology bachelor's degree and undergraduate prerequisite requirements (3-12 semester units), as determined by the program director. Outstanding prerequisite coursework must be completed within the first two semesters of graduate enrollment.
      • Sufficient knowledge of systematic theology as determined by the program director