The CMHC program admits students each semester. However, a new cohort is formed each summer semester. The program recommends applying for summer admission. Students admitted in fall or spring semesters are only allowed to take a limited set of courses until they reach their first summer semester and join the new cohort. The admissions deadlines are as follows:
Applicants must submit the following materials to the graduate school admissions office:
To apply please follow the procedures and application deadlines outlined at the Graduate Admissions web page linked below.
Please note that all
admissions materials are submitted to the
school. Once a student's packet is complete the application
forwarded to the CC faculty for review.
The CMHC program accepts applications from individuals with a variety of undergraduate majors. However, a background in the social sciences, e.g. psychology, sociology, anthropology, or applied behavioral sciences, e.g. social work, education, human services, etc. characterizes the typical academic backgrounds of admitted students.
Selectivity & Average Test Scores & Undergraduate-GPA:
The program is moderately selective, admitting approximately 60% of applicants since 2007. While there are no minimum standardized test (GRE or MAT) scores required for admission to the CC program, the average scores of recently admitted CC cohorts (2009 and 2010) is approximately 148 or higher on the Verbal and Quantitative subtests on the new version of the GRE (450 or higher on the old version of the GRE), with an average score of approximately 3.7 on the GRE analytical writing test, or approximately 400 on the MAT. The average undergraduate GPA of recently admitted students is around 3.3. Students with below a 3.0 undergraduate GPA are sometimes admitted, but only provisionally until 9 hours of graduate coursework have been successfully completed. Your letters of reference, personal statement, past experiences working or volunteering in social services or health care and your interview are also heavily valued along with test scores and GPA in making admissions decisions.
Selection for Interview:
The CMHC faculty will review your application and determine whether to invite the applicant for an interview. An interview is required for admission. After interviews are completed the faculty meet and select interviewees to whom an offer of admission will be made.
All students who accept admission must attend an orientation session that will be scheduled immediately prior to the beginning of the applicant's first semester in the program.