Master of Science in School Counseling

Your skills and expertise can change a student's life.
Study school counseling and make a difference.
What will I learn?

You’ll learn theories and methods that help you understand students at different grade levels. You'll also be prepared to pass the TExES exam for school counseling. You’ll learn how to develop and facilitate:

  • Crisis intervention counseling
  • Large and small group guidance
  • Comprehensive developmental guidance programs
  • Advocacy for students, families, educational programs and the profession of school counseling
When are classes?

We have classes during spring, summer and fall semesters. Classes meet once a week, Monday through Thursday evening, as well as Saturday morning and afternoon.

What are your admission requirements?

You can apply online. Here's what we consider to make our admissions decision:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • One of the following requirements
    1. 3.0 cumulative GPA score or 3.25 over the last 60 hours
    2. An official GRE score report.  Recommended achievement of 150 verbal, 142 quantitative and 4.0 writing.
    3. Mental health casework and/or field experience with minimum GPA of 2.5 cumulative
  • Interview session with program faculty
Application Instructions and Deadlines

1. Submit your online application and pay the application fee

Fill out your online application and begin submitting documents.

2. Letters of recommendation

You'll need to have three letters of recommendations. References can include former professors, supervisors or a professional colleague. While completing the online application you will list your three references and their e-mail addresses for an electronic letter of recommendation to be submitted. 

3. Official Transcripts

We need to see a transcript from every college or university you've ever attended. In many cases, you can order your transcripts online. All transcripts should be submitted to:

Texas Wesleyan University 
ATTN: Office of Graduate Admissions 
1201 Wesleyan St. 
Fort Worth, Texas 76105

4. Resume or CV

Your resume or CV should detail your professional qualifications for the program. It can be uploaded within the application or in the self-service center.

5. Essay

Your essay needs to be a minimum of two pages, double-spaced and answer the question, "Describe your strengths and purpose for pursuing a Master’s degree." It can be uploaded within the application or in the self-service center.

6. Background Check 

You need to contact the Tarrant County District Office and request a criminal — not civil — background check. Here's how that process works:

  • Write a letter with your complete name (including maiden name, if applicable) and date of birth
  • Request that the background check be mailed directly to the address listed for transcript delivery
  • Include a $5 money order made out to the Criminal District Court Tarrant County
  • Mail the request to: Criminal District Court, Criminal Background Check, 401 W. Belknap St. Fort Worth, TX 76102

Contact the office of criminal background checks at 817-884-1342 with any questions. If you request your background check in person, you may turn the background check directly into the graduate admissions office.

  • Texas Wesleyan University 
    ATTN: Office of Graduate Admissions 
    1201 Wesleyan St. 
    Fort Worth, Texas 76105

Upcoming Deadlines and Interview dates:

  • For Spring 2016:
    • Deadline - October 15, 2015
    • Interview day - Friday, October 30, 2015
  • For Summer 2016:
    • Deadline - April 1, 2016
    • Interview day - Friday, April 8, 2016
  • For Fall 2016:
    • Deadline - June 15, 2016
    • Interview day - June 24, 2016 

What Happens Next?

If you meet our admission requirements, we will contact you to schedule an interview. You must be available between the hours of noon and 6 p.m. on the designated interview day.

Interviews are required and not available for rescheduling.

Preparing for certification?

Have you already completed your masters in professional counseling or marriage and family therapy? You can complete the coursework needed to sit for the marriage & family therapy licensure at Texas Wesleyan. This isn't uncommon, but we will need to meet with you to learn more about your unique needs. Contact us and let's talk:

Dr. Linda Metcalf
Director of Graduate Counseling

Contact Us
Graduate Admissions

Phone: 817-531-4930
Toll Free: 1-800-580-8980
Fax: 817-531-4261

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact Us:
1201 Wesleyan Street
Fort Worth, TX 76105

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