Faulkner University

Admission Requirements

Apply now for Spring 2014.

Admission Criteria


  • Application Form
  • Official Transcript from each college or university attended
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 from an undergraduate degree.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 from a graduate degree
  • Passing scores from the GRE or MAT
  • Goal Statement
  • Three (3) recommendations from persons unrelated to the applicant in a professional context
  • $35.00 non-refundable application fee

Applicants are required to submit an acceptable score from one of the following: a combined verbal and quantitative score of 800 or above on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or a score of at least 370 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) to be eligible for graduate studies.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language):
A score of 500 on the TOEFL is required of all students for whom English is a second language.

Goal Statement:
Applicants must submit a statement of approximately 400 words specifying personal goals for their professional development as a counselor and future employment in the field specifying the following:

  • An opening paragraph about themselves.
  • What experience do you have working in counseling and/or social services?
  • Why have you chosen to pursue a degree in Counseling?
  • Why have you selected Faulkner University’s Master of Science in Counseling program?
  • Why you think you are a good candidate for this graduate program?
  • Discuss your experience working with people in individual and group settings?
  • Discuss your experience working with people from multicultural backgrounds?
  • Discuss your goals once you have completed the program


Recommendation Forms:
Applicants must provide three (3) recommendations from professional unrelated persons. Forms are provided in the Application Packet. You can print recommendation forms here.

Non-refundable Application Fee:
A $35.00 non-refundable application fee must be included with a completed application form and other required material listed above.

Mailing Address:
For the forms that need to be mailed (i.e. transcripts, test scores), or if you choose to mail all the forms please mail the application materials to:

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Montgomery, Alabama 36109.

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