M.S. in Mental Health Counseling Application Process

The master’s program in mental health counseling has an annual start date in September (Fall semester) and operates on a rolling admissions basis. Applications are reviewed as they are received.

Application Process

General Requirements

  • Completed online application
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work (if applicable)*
  • Two recommendation forms (please refer to the online application for instructions)
  • Current résumé
  • Personal goals statement to include an introduction to applicant’s clinical and professional background that supports intended program of study and has prepared applicant to be successful in graduate studies; the statement should articulate purpose and objectives for obtaining an advanced degree in intended specialty, including professional goals

*When requesting transcripts from your previous schools, always select electronic PDF delivery. We are in-network participants in most electronic transcript delivery exchange portals, and this allows us to receive transcripts automatically without the need to submit them through a third party (as in the use of an email) or through the mail itself. This will save you money and time.

Program-Specific Applications Requirements

  • Interview with the Admissions Committee of the program
  • Life experience relevant to the work of a mental health counselor (such as personal experience, and/or paid or volunteer experience)

International Student Application Requirements

If you are an applicant from outside the United States, please refer to our information on graduate admissions for international students.


For more information on Fisher's M.S. in Mental Health Counseling program, contact:

Associate Director of Transfer and Graduate Admissions
Office:Skalny Welcome Center
Phone:(585) 385-8064
Holly Smith