Medaille College has a rolling admissions policy and students are admitted for the fall and spring semesters.
Successful admissions candidates will generally have met the following selection criteria:
- An undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75: The Faculty Admissions Committee reviews the undergraduate record, noting the total GPA, the area of concentration, and the trend of grades. A minimum 2.75 GPA is recommended, although all applications will be reviewed. Students under 2.75 will require convincing evidence of intellectual ability, communications skills, and initiative.
- A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited educational institution.
- Three letters of recommendation with Three accompanying applicant reference forms : Letters of recommendation must be professional (work related) or of an academic manner and accompany a completed and signed recommendation form. The committee reviews references of applicants as they contribute to an understanding of the applicant's academic ability, leadership skills, and aptitude for graduate study. Applications will be considered incomplete until all reference components are received.
- International students must have a minimum TOEFL scores of 213 (computer version) or 550 (paper version) for applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction.
- Relevant experience in a mental health, healthcare or human services setting is preferred.
- Interview with the Faculty Admissions Committee: Prospective students who pass the initial admissions screening will be invited to participate in an interview with members of the Faculty Admissions Committee. This may be conducted in person or online, depending upon the prospective student’s availability.
- Completed application (call our office for a print application or apply online)
- Professional goal statement: In no more than 3 pages total, write an essay on the following:
- Your perception of potential success in forming effective and culturally relevant interpersonal relationships in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program
- Your perception of your aptitude and ability to reach the level of demands place upon you in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program
- Your perception of the relevance of the Clinical Mental Health Program in meeting your career goals.
See Guidelines to responding the MHC Professional Statement Application Question for assistance in writing your statement.
- Current resume or Curriculum Vitae
- Official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended
- If any portion of a prospective student’s application or supporting documents is found to be falsified or plagiarized, the prospective student will be denied admission into Medaille College.
Where do I send my application materials?
Please submit your application materials to
Medaille College - Amherst Campus
Medaille College – Online Campus
Medaille College - Rochester Campus