MA in Counseling Admissions

Quick Application Checklist

  1. Online application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official Transcripts
  4. Resume or CV
  5. Letters of Recommendation
  6. Statement of Purpose

Graduate Virtual Open Houses

There are two more virtual open houses scheduled - we hope to see you at one in the near future!

  • Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 10 am PST
  • Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 10 am PST

Register Online

International Students

International students are eligible to apply for the online Masters in Counseling program if they intend to remain in their home country while enrolled in the program.

International students currently living in the U.S. in F-1 status, and students who would need to receive an F-1 visa in order to study in the United States, are not eligible to apply for PAU Masters in Counseling on-campus format.

Application Deadlines

The MA in Counseling program admits students on a rolling basis. Applications are reviewed and admissions interviews are scheduled as soon as all application materials are received. Applicants are typically notified of their admission decision within a few weeks of their interview. The deadlines listed below are final deadlines, but applicants are encouraged to apply early for early consideration. Although applications will be accepted until the posted deadlines, space in the program may fill up before then. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to ensure space is still available.

Spring (April 2021 Start)
  • March 5, 2021: Regular Deadline

Fall (September 2021 Start)
  • July 26, 2021: Regular Deadline

Where to Send Application Documents

We encourage applicants to send all documents electronically directly to PsyCAS. If you need to send paper documents, please use the address below:

PSYCAS Transcript Processing Center

P.O. Box 9138

Watertown, MA 02471

Contact Us

Application Questions

Contact the Office of Admission at 800-818-6136 or

Financial Aid questions

Contact a Financial Aid counselor,

Questions About Academics, Locations and Formats

Email or call one of the Master's Program Contacts.

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