We are waiving application fees for Fall 2020.
Applicants seeking graduate admission must have a bachelor’s (undergraduate) degree with an acceptable grade point average from an accredited college or university. The degree may be in any discipline.
Submit all of the following items to complete your application to the program:
In response to COVID-19, the College of Professional Advancement is waiving application fees at this time.
- $35 Non-refundable Application Fee ($100 for International Applicants)
Submit the required application fee in the form of a check or money order made payable to Mercer University. Do not send cash. The application fee is nonrefundable and cannot apply toward tuition. Former or current students of Mercer University need not submit another application fee.
- MAT or GRE Test Score
All applicants must take the Millers Analogy Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and achieve a qualifying score. Scores must be no more than five years old at the time of application. Testing information can be provided through the official MAT or GRE Website. The target score for the MAT is 397, and the target score for the GRE is 151 verbal and 143 quantitative. This is but one tool used in the decision making process.
- Unofficial MAT or GRE Test Score
If you have already taken the MAT or GRE and have the score results, we request that you include this information with the application. For example, you may submit a copy of the unofficial score report given at the time the test was taken (sometimes referred to as the “walk-out score report”) or a copy of your examinees score report received through the mail. This will allow the admissions department to begin the file evaluation process. This does not replace the requirement of an official score report for those applicants who are offered admission.
- Transcripts from All Previously Attended Institutions
Submit an official transcript from each college and university previously attended. Transcripts are required for both undergraduate (including summer school and studies abroad) and graduate course work, regardless of length of stay or if the grades are listed on another school’s transcript. Official electronic transcripts should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Former and current Mercer University students need not request a Mercer University transcript.
- Background Check
Applicants must complete a background check. Please contact Leslie Baxter for additional details and instructions at email@example.com.
- Two Professional Letters of Recommendation
Applicants must submit two (2) professional letters of recommendation that speak to the applicants’ aptitude and potential as a clinical mental health counselor.
- Current Résumé
Applicants must submit a résumê that highlights any relevant vocational or volunteer experience.
- Goal Statement
Applicants must submit an autobiographical statement outlining personal and professional experiences that have led to your decision to pursue a career as a clinical mental health counselor.
Submit all application supporting materials to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
College of Professional Advancement
3001 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341
Admission decisions cannot be made until all application materials have been received.
Additional Requirements for International Applicants
- Copy of I-20 and I-94 if on an F-1 visa
- Copy of visa stamp and I-94 if on another type of visa
- Copy of Resident Alien card (front and back) if classified as a Resident Alien