麻豆传媒社区

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Administrative offices will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, in observance of the Juneteenth Independence Day.

Admissions requirements are standard throughout the university and applies to all students. Some programs have additional requirements in addition to the base standards. The purpose of the admission process is to identify applicants who are likely to succeed academically at 麻豆传媒社区 and at the same time contribute positively to the campus community. In making admission decisions the University considers many factors, including high school records (including courses taken, grade trends, and rank in class), standardized test scores, extracurricular activities and honors, and personal contact with the student. In some cases, a teacher recommendation and an essay may be requested.听
Scroll down the page for Graduate and Program Specific Admissions Requirements.听

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

1. A completed Application.听

2. An official high school transcript with the grade point average computed on a 4.0 scale. GED students must provide official scores from the General Education Development Test (GED);

  • Students with 0鈥11 hours of college credit must submit an official high school transcript showing a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. GED students must provide official scores from the General Education Development Test (GED).
  • High school transcripts are not required for students who have obtained 12+ hours of college credit after graduating high school.
  • The admission office will confirm all students鈥 transcripts arrive from a high school with a CEEB code, as well as the high school seal and/or signature. If a transcript is from a high school that lacks a CEEB code or seal/signature, the admission office will investigate to confirm the school is recognized by the state department of education or home school association. The admission office may request a copy of the student鈥檚 diploma at any point in the admission process to verification process. If a diploma is determined invalid, a GED may be required for admission consideration.
  • (if applicable) Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended; a. A student transferring from another University MUST be eligible to return to the college from which you are transferring;
  • Any additional information as requested by the University to determine admission eligibility. 听

3. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.

  • A student transferring from another University MUST be eligible to return to the college from which you are transferring.

4. Any additional information as requested by the University to determine admission eligibility**.

All academic credit from an educational institution outside the United States must be evaluated by one of the transcript evaluation services referenced below. 听

  • World Education Services (WES)
  • International Education Research Foundation (IERF) Eval Direct
  • Educational Perspectives (EP)
  • Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)
  • Student鈥揂thletes are encouraged to use PLAYNAIA InCRED
  • SpanTran

Non-native English-speaking applicants are required to demonstrate English proficiency for admission to the university through submission of an official test score or through a virtual interview process with an admissions听
representative. 听Minimum test scores that successfully demonstrate English proficiency are listed below: 听

  • ACT 鈥 17
  • SAT 鈥 920
  • TOEFL (paper-based) 鈥 550
  • TOEFL (internet-based) 鈥 65
  • IELTS 鈥 6
  • Duoling-95

Re-Entering Transfer

Attended听another听college听or听university听since听last enrollment听at听University听of听the听Cumberlands听(Cumberland听College).听

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  • High听school听transcript听and/or听ACT听or听SAT听scores may听be听requested.听

Undergraduate Online Admission Requirements

  1. An official, post-graduation, high school transcript with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    1. High school transcripts are not required for students who have obtained 12(+) hours of college credit post high school graduation.听
    2. GED students mut provide official scores from the听
  2. 听Students with 12(+) hours of college credit (post high school graduation) must submit an official college transcript from all colleges/universities attended with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.听
  3. Documentation of language fluency for non-native speakers of English, such as a score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the 8 International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or a report from Duolingo.
  4. Official听transcripts听from听all听colleges/ universities听attended.

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Graduate Admission Requirements

麻豆传媒社区 has established qualitative and quantitative requirements for the admission of students whose education preparation evidences the potential for high-level performance.听

All admissions materials must be received in the Graduate Admissions Office or the Department of International Graduate Services Office (DIGS) Office (for Executive Format program students).Admission requirements shared among all programs are:

  1. Completed Graduate Application with payment of required Application Fee.
  2. Request that official transcripts be sent directly from the respective institution(s) to:

麻豆传媒社区
Graduate Admissions
649 S. 10th Street Suite C听
Williamsburg, KY 40769
Gradadm [at] ucumberlands.edu (Gradadm[at]ucumberlands[dot]edu)

OR

The (DIGS) office for Executive Format Program students:
麻豆传媒社区
Department of International Graduate Services听
649 S. 10th Street Suite B
Williamsburg, KY 40769

The transcript(s) must include the degree and date on which it was conferred. All graduate work as verified by official transcripts:

  1. Master鈥檚 degree admission requires a grade point average of at least 2.5* on a 4.0 scale from a bachelors鈥 degree or higher from a United States Department of Education accredited institution or an institution approved through the International Evaluation firms listed below.
  2. Doctoral degree admission requires a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0** on a 4.0 scale from the conferred master鈥檚 degree as well as in any subsequent graduate study. Admission to a Doctoral degree program requires a master鈥檚 degree or higher from a United States Department of Education accredited institution in a field related to the doctoral degree of application. For example, application to a Ph.D. in Information Technology would require a master's in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or closely related area.

*Conditional admission may be applicable for certain programs for online students.
** Certain programs require a 3.5 GPA for Admission (PhD CES)

Students must be in good standing in order to be admitted into any program.

  1. If a student has been on probation for more than one semester in an unfinished program at 麻豆传媒社区 or has been suspended from a program at 麻豆传媒社区 or any other IHE, the student cannot be admitted into a new program at 麻豆传媒社区.
  2. Graduation from a program in which a student has been on probation causes those probation semesters to be forgiven in a newly admitted program.

Documentation of language fluency for non-native speakers of English, such as a score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). This requirement is waived for students who have completed a 产补肠丑别濒辞谤鈥檚 program in the U.S. or have completed at least nine hours of master鈥檚 level coursework in the U.S. at regionally accredited institution. The minimum acceptable TOEFL or IELTS scores for admission are:

  1. Paper-based TOEFL (PBT) 鈥 550
  2. Internet-based TOEFL (IBT) 鈥 79
  3. IELTS 鈥 6
  4. Duolingo-100

Any international coursework completed must have official transcript evaluations completed and submitted to the University by the evaluation firm. Evaluations MUST include a cumulative GPA and U.S. equivalency for admission. Approved Evaluation Firms are:听

  1. World Education Services (WES)听
  2. American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO),听
  3. Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)听
  4. International Education Research Foundation (IERF) EvalDirect听
  5. Educational Perspectives (EP)
  6. SpanTran
  7. Incred

*The transcript evaluation requirement is waived for any student who has completed a 产补肠丑别濒辞谤鈥檚 degree in the U.S., or who has completed at least nine hours of master鈥檚 courses in the U.S. Applicants seeking doctoral admission are required to provide a certified evaluation as proof of a U.S. master's degree equivalency.

Re-admittance to the Institution

Students are expected to maintain good academic standing in holding appropriate GPA levels as outlined elsewhere in the Catalog. If a student has been dismissed from the institution after following the outlined procedures and recommendations for poor Academic standing, the student can be readmitted to the institution through听a听written听appeal to the Academic Standing Committee.听

Program Specific Admission Requirements

Program Specific Admission Requirements

Graduate programs with admission requirements in addition to the requirements detailed above are available here. Please see the academic catalog for specific details.

Applicants that听do听not听possess听an听undergraduate听degree听in听business can听be听provided听access to听academic leveling听courses.听These academic leveling courses include Principles of Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, and Marketing, as well as Statistics.听

Students听wishing听to听pursue听the听MBA听Accounting听concentration听should have听completed听an听undergraduate听degree听in听accounting听or听demonstrate听completion听of听accounting听studies equivalent听to听the听degree.

Admission to the Master of Science in Justice Administration program will be based on evidence that the applicant has demonstrated academic proficiency and the capability for success at the graduate level.

Full Admission:

Upon Admission to the Master鈥檚 in Justice Administration program, new students must participate in and complete an Advising Meeting with the program Director prior to completing the enrollment process.

Admission听to听the听School听of听Education:

麻豆传媒社区 has established qualitative and quantitative requirements for the admission of candidates whose education preparation evidences the potential for a high-level performance. All admissions materials must be received in the Graduate Admissions Office.

Application听Processfor Master听of听Arts听in听Teaching(MAT):

  • MAT听degree听admissionrequires听a听grade听point听averageof听at听least听2.75听on听a听4.0听scale.
  • Submit听three听letters听of听recommendation听(one听from听past听or听present听professors and/or听professional听associates听and one听from听an听employer) onthe听Disposition听Surveyform.
  • Completed听Background Check.
  • MAED,听Rank听I and听administrative听certification,听or听degree听admissionrequires a听grade听point听average听of听at听least听3.00听on听a听4.0听scale.
  • Submit听one听copy听of听the听Provisional/Valid听TeachingCertificate听OR Statement听of听Eligibility
  • All听applicants听must听be听certified听teachersand听have听an听adequate听number听of听years鈥 experience if applicable.听(See听programrequirements for听more听information)
  • Submit听one copy听of听the听appropriate听standardized听test听score听sheet perthe听candidate鈥檚听program.
  • Submit听three听letters听of听recommendation听(one听from听past听or听present听professors and/or听professional听associates听and one听from听an听employer)听on听the听Disposition听Surveyform.
  • Documentation听of听Teaching听Experience听(3听years听for听all听programs other听than听School听Counseling)听and/or听Administrative听Experience听(2听years)听depending听upon the听program.
  • AdmissionStatus:

Conditional听Admittance:

  • Candidates who do not have all the paperwork in the Graduate Admissions Office by the third week of the term will be provisionally admitted to the University. Failure to complete the required paperwork by the fourth week will result in a candidate being dropped from all coursework. The candidate may not continue in the program until all paperwork is received.
  • Individuals who are admitted into the University without meeting all admissions requirements may take up to 12 hours of coursework but are not officially a part of the Graduate Education Program.

Full Admittance to the University:

Candidates who meet all the above requirements and who have successfully completed the application process may be fully admitted to the university with admission to the Graduate Education Program pending Graduate Education Committee approval.

Full听Admittance听into听Teacher听EducationProgram听(Certification):

All documents must be on file in the Graduate Admissions Office prior to the beginning of the term. Failure to complete the above requirements will result in a candidate being dropped from all coursework. After notification of acceptance, the candidate will enroll in coursework. An advisor will be assigned by the Graduate Student Success office. All graduate candidates who are beginning a new program must reapply for subsequent programs. A candidate who has just finished a Master鈥檚 degree, for example, must reapply before beginning a Rank I program.

Admission to the program:

A听baccalaureate听degree听with听a听concentration听in nursing听is required听for听admission into听the听graduate听program.Entry-level听applicants听must听(i)听have听graduated听from听a听regionally accredited听or听state-approved听institution听of听higher听education and听earned听a听four-year baccalaureate听degree听in听nursing;听and听(ii)听hold听a听current听and听unencumbered听Registered听Nurse听license.

Secondary-track听applicants must听(i)听have听attended听a听postgraduate听programat听a听regionally听accredited听or听state-approved听institution听of听higher听education and听earned听a听master鈥檚 degree听in听nursing;听and听(ii)听hold听a听current听and听unencumbered听Registered听Nurse听license.

All applicants听must听submit听the听following听information:

  • Completed听application and听$30听application听fee.
  • Transcripts of听all听undergraduate听and听graduate coursework from听all听colleges听and听universities attended.听A听minimum听cumulative听grade听point听average听(GPA)听of听3.0听for听all prior听coursework听is听required听for听full admission.听A听conditional听admission听will听be听considered听for听applicants听with听a听cumulative听grade听point听average(GPA)听of听2.75.听If听conditional听admittance听is听granted,a听GPA听of听3.0听is听expected听with the听completion听of听12听hours听of听coursework.
  • Essay: In 500-700 words, please describe your understanding of the role of the MSN prepared nurse, reasons for pursuing the degree, and how obtaining the degree will change your future practice. Also, please address what strengths and weaknesses you will bring to the program and your understanding of online learning.听
  • Evidence听of听a听current听and听unencumbered听Registered听Nurse听license
  • Completion of听a three听hour听graduate听or听undergraduate听course听in听statistics听with听a听grade听of听C or听higher. A听conditional admission听may听be听granted听if听the听applicant is unable听to听submit听evidence听of听prior听completion but听this听requirement听must听be听met听within听the听first听12听hours听of听coursework.

Students听may听be听admitted into听this听Master鈥檚听program on one听of听two听licensure tracks:

  • Students听with听a听baccalaureate听degree听in听Nursing are听admitted听into听the听2听Year听Entry-Level Track.
  • Students听who听have听already earned听a听master鈥檚听degree听in听Nursing听in听another听concentration听(ex.听Nursing听Administration听or听Nursing听Education)听may听be听admitted听into the听18听month听Secondary Track.

Entry-Level听Track (2听Years):

Students听who听have听graduated from听a听regionally accredited听or听state-approved听institution听of听higher听education with听a听baccalaureate听degree听in听Nursing听would听begin听the听Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner in听this听track.

This听full听48-semester-hour curriculum听may听be听completed in听two听years听and听includes online听courses and听720听clinical hours听(including听the听final practicum).听There听are听24听credit听hours of听didactic courses听that听are听offered in听an听eight-week,听bi-term format.听Eighteen credit听hours听will be offered听through听blended learning听requiring online听didactic course听work with听the听addition听of听onsite听clinical practice听with听a听University听approved听clinical听preceptor.听The听remaining听six hours of听the听curriculum听will听be听completed听through the听concentrated听Clinical听Practicum.听The听master鈥檚听degree is听conferred听upon听successful听completion听of听all听coursework and the听Clinical听Practicum.

Secondary听Track听(1听Year):听

Students听who听have听attended听a听postgraduate听program at听a听regionally-accredited听or听state-approved听institution听of听higher听education and听earned听a听master鈥檚 degree听in听nursing听with听a听different听concentration听(ex.听Nursing听Administration听or Nursing听Education)听would听begin听the听Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner in听Secondary听track听in听order听to听be听eligible to听test听for听Advanced听PracticeBoard听Certification.

Students听will听be听required to听complete听the听33听hours of听curriculum听specific to听a听Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner concentration:听Advanced听Pharmacology,听Advanced听Health听Assessment,听Advanced听Pathophysiology,听FNP听Advanced听PracticeI,听II,听and听III听as听well as听360听hours听of听supervised clinical听and听an听additional 360听hours of听supervised听clinical internship听(total of听720听clinical hours听for听the听program).听Students will听be听required听to听take听any course听required听by听University of听the听Cumberlands听that听they did听not complete听successfully听at听their听previous听institution.听Up听to听15听semester hours听of听transfer credit听are听permitted听from听a听regionally-accredited听institution听of听higher听education.听The听33-hour听curriculum听includes online听courses,听360听hours听of听supervised clinical,听and听an听additional 360hours of听supervised听clinical internship (total听of听720听clinical hours for听the听program).

In听addition,听100%听of听the听didactic hours of听the听curriculum can听be听completed听online.听The听remainder听of听the听curriculum听is听delivered听through completion听of听the听Clinical听Practicum听requirements utilizing听University听approved preceptors听and听clinical sites.听The听post听master鈥檚听certificate听is听conferred听upon听successful completion听of听all听coursework听and听the听ClinicalPracticum.

To qualify for the program, you must meet or exceed the following criteria: 听

1.听Earn a听产补肠丑别濒辞谤鈥檚 degree听from a regionally accredited college or university, with a听cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

2.听Successfully complete the following prerequisite courses听in biological sciences, physical sciences, behavioral sciences, and statistics. A minimum cumulative GPA for prerequisites of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale is required. In addition, a grade of C or better in each prerequisite course is required. Prerequisite courses must be completed within ten years prior to admission.

  • General Biology 1 and 2 with laboratory (6 semester hours or equivalent)
  • General Chemistry 1 and 2 with laboratory (6 semester hours or equivalent)听听
  • General Physics 1 and 2 with laboratory听(6 semester hours or equivalent)听听听
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2 with laboratory (6 semester hours or equivalent)听
  • Statistics (3 semester hours or equivalent)
  • General Psychology (3 semester hours or equivalent)
  • A minimum of one 3 semester hour or equivalent听writing intensive course in humanities or social sciences

Physical therapy education and practice requires a strong science background. Additional upper-level Biology or Health Science courses (embryology, advanced physiology, genetics, etc.) are recommended.听

3.听Complete twenty hours (20) of observation or employment in a physical therapy setting听under the听supervision of a licensed听physical therapist and verified by the physical therapist. The purpose of observation hours is to help the applicant develop a basic understanding/knowledge of the PT profession before committing to the rigorous process of obtaining a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Observation hours may be completed in outpatient and/or inpatient settings.听

4.听Submit three letters of reference听from professionals who are familiar with your personal and professional characteristics and can best address your potential for success in the DPT program. One letter should come from a college/university faculty member or advisor: one from a licensed physical therapist, and one from an employer or an advisor for an organization.

5.听Demonstrate English Fluency.听 All applicants for whom English is not their first language, or those who completed a 产补肠丑别濒辞谤鈥檚 degree and prerequisites from a college or university in a foreign country, must achieve satisfactory scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or complete an approved English as a Second Language (ESL) course with the past five years.

Any international course work completed must have official transcript evaluations completed and submitted to the University by the evaluation firm. Evaluations MUST include GPA for admission.
Approved Evaluation Firms are:

  • World Education Services ()
  • Educational Credential Evaluators ()
  • International Education Research Foundation ()
  • Educational Perspectives ()

6.听Demonstrate an ability to meet Program Technical Standards

A candidate must have abilities and skills in five areas:听

  • observation,
  • communication,听
  • motor/psychomotor,
  • cognitive (intellectual, conceptual, integrative, and quantitative), and听
  • behavioral and social.听听

Technological compensation can be made for some limitation in certain of these areas, but a candidate should be able to perform in a reasonably independent manner.

Candidates are required to certify that they understand and meet program Technical Standards. Candidates must provide such certification prior to matriculation. Candidates who may not meet the Technical Standards must inform the Director of Admissions, who will then contact the Dean of Students. The Dean of Students, in consultation with the academic听dean (and program director), will identify and discuss what accommodations, if any, the College(/Program) would need to make that would allow the candidate to complete the curriculum. The College(/Program) is not able to grant accommodations that alter the educational standards of the curriculum. Students must meet the Technical Standards for the duration of enrollment in their professional program.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program is a six semester, 24 month, 115 credit hour program. During the first full year of Cumberlands鈥 DPT program, students will participate in online classes and early integrated clinical experiences and will attend intensive lab immersions held on Cumberlands鈥 main campus in Williamsburg, Kentucky. During the second year of the program, students will participate in online classes, on-campus lab immersions, and three full-time clinical experiences. Full-time clinical experiences will be held throughout Kentucky and across the United States.

All applicants听must听submit听the听followinginformation:

  • Completed听
  • Completed听
  • Anearned产补肠丑别濒辞谤鈥檚degreewith听an听overallminimumcumulativegrade-pointaverage(GPA)of3.0听on听a听scale听of4.0
  • Main Campus: A minimumaverageof3.0听on听a听scale听of4.0in requiredpre-requisitecourses with听aminimumofaC in听all prerequisitecourses.
  • Main Campus: A minimum听of听3.0听average听on听a4.0听scale听in听the听sciences as听figured听by听CentralApplication听Service听forPhysician听Assistants (CASPA)
  • Main Campus: A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in the combined Biology, Chemistry, Physics (BCP) as figured by the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA).
  • Abilitytofulfill any universityadmissionrequirements.
  • Successful completion,听with听aminimumlettergradeof鈥淐鈥orbetter,within ten years prior听to admissionof听the听followingundergraduate or听graduate听prerequisite courses:
  • Anatomywithlab(Humanrequired at听NKY听campus;Human preferred atMaincampus)-3听semester听hoursormore.
  • Physiology with lab听(HumanrequiredatNKYcampus; HumanpreferredatMain campus)听-3听semester hoursormore.
  • Microbiology with听lab -3听semester听hours or more
  • MedicalTerminology
  • Biology electives-6 credit hours (Must听be听upper-level听Biology courses,highlyrecommend听genetics,听molecular听biology, histology,immunology)
  • GeneralChemistry 1and2withlabs-3听semester听hours or听more
  • Organic 1orBiochemistry
  • Psychology(Abnormal orDevelopmental preferred)-3semesterhours or more
  • Statistics-3semester hours ormore
  • Direct听PatientContact Hours(minimumof听500听hoursofpaidemploymentorvolunteer听hours;听mustinclude a听minimum听of50听hours PA shadowing)
  • Submissionof3lettersofrecommendation(Acceptablereferences:MD,DO,PA,orNP as听well听as听academic advisors)
  • Successful completionof听an听interview with and听positiverecommendationfromprogramfaculty

All applicants听must听submit听the听followinginformation:

  • Completed听
  • Completed听
  • Documentation of language fluency for non-native speakers of English, such as a score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the 8 International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or a report from Duolingo. This requirement is waived for students who have completed 产补肠丑别濒辞谤鈥檚 or master鈥檚 level coursework in the U.S. at an听accredited institution.
  • Anearned产补肠丑别濒辞谤鈥檚degreewith听an听overallminimumcumulativegrade-pointaverage(GPA)of3.0听on听a 4.0听scale
  • Aminimum Biology-Chemistry-Physics (BCP) GPA average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale calculated by Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA)
  • Ability to fulfill any university admission requirements.
  • Aminimumlettergradeof鈥淐鈥orbetter,within ten years prior听to admissionof the followingundergraduate or graduatecourses:
  • Human Anatomy withlab-3听semester听hours or more
  • Human Physiology with听lab听- 3听semester hours or more
  • Microbiology with听lab -3听semester听hours or more
  • MedicalTerminology
  • Biology electives -6 credit hours (Must听be听upper-level听Biology courses;highlyrecommend听Genetics,听Molecular听Biology,Histology,Immunology)
  • GeneralChemistry 1and2withlabs -3听semester听hours or听more
  • Organic 1orBiochemistry
  • Psychology(Abnormal orDevelopmental preferred) -3semesterhours or more
  • Statistics -3semester hours ormore
  • Direct听PatientContact Hours(minimumof听500听hoursofpaidemploymentorvolunteer听hours;听mustinclude a minimumof50听hours PA shadowing)
  • Submissionof3lettersofrecommendationwith at least one from a physician (MD/DO) orPA
  • Successful completionof听an听interview with and听positiverecommendationfromprogramfaculty

The following items are necessary for admission to the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program:

  • Completed Graduate Application and payment of the associated fee
  • A completed Bachelor鈥檚 degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale听
    *A 2.5 to 2.9 GPA could be considered for review if the additional essay prompt is completed with the associated Writing Sample
  • Submit official transcripts from all applicable colleges/universities attended; must be received directly from the issuing college or university.
  • Documentation of language fluency for non-native speakers of English, such as a score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the 8 International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or a report from Duolingo. This requirement is waived for students who have completed 产补肠丑别濒辞谤鈥檚 or master鈥檚 level coursework in the U.S. at an听accredited institution. The minimum acceptable TOEFL or IELTS scores for admission are:听
    • Paper-based TOEFL (PBT) - 550听
    • Internet-based TOEFL (IBT) - 79听
    • IELTS - 6
    • Duolingo - 100
  • Any international coursework completed must have official transcript evaluations completed and submitted to the University by the evaluation firm. Evaluations MUST include GPA for admission.
    Approved Evaluation Firms are:
    • World Education Services ()
    • Educational Credential Evaluators ()
    • International Education Research Foundation ()
    • Educational Perspectives ()
  • Submit two Letters of Reference from individuals commenting on the applicants academic and professional potential

All admissions materials should be submitted to Graduate Admissions:

麻豆传媒社区
Graduate & Online Admissions
649 S. 10th Street Suite C
Williamsburg, KY 40769

Phone听606.539.4390
Toll Free听800.343.1609
Emailgradadm [at] ucumberlands.edu (gradadm[at]ucumberlands[dot]edu)

Previous Education Requirements

Completed 产补肠丑别濒辞谤鈥檚 degree from a regionally accredited college showing a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Transfer of Credit Policy

The Online Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Degree Program requires completion of 60 hours of graduate level work. This is also a requirement for licensure as a Professional Counselor in most states.

A maximum of eighteen听credit hours of credit may be transferred from a regionally-accredited institution of higher learning. These transfer credits must be in courses determined to be equivalent to courses required in the program. All transfer credits must be approved by the Program Director and the Registrar.

Responsibility for the routine administration of the policies and procedures of the program resides with the Program Director or Dean for School of Social and Behavioral Sciences under the oversight of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

To be considered for admission into the PhD program, prospective candidates must:

  • Hold a CACREP accredited master鈥檚 degree in counseling or a counseling degree determined equivalent by the Counseling Department. If you do not meet this requirement, you may be required to complete additional coursework if admitted into the PhD program.
  • Hold a current professional clinical license.
  • Submit official transcripts from all applicable colleges/universities attended; must be received directly from the issuing college or university.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale on all graduate work as verified by official transcripts.
  • A copy of one of the following test scores must be submitted: NCE or NCMHCE. Scores can be emailed directly from the applicant.
  • Writing Sample describing the student鈥檚 research interests. In evaluating the applicant鈥檚 essay, scrutiny is placed on grammar, voice, and topic; please note that prospective research topics must fit within the range of expertise and interests that program faculty could reasonably supervise. Please follow this .
  • Documentation of language fluency for non-native speakers of English, such as a score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the 8 International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or a report from Duolingo. This requirement is waived for students who have completed 产补肠丑别濒辞谤鈥檚 or master鈥檚 level coursework in the U.S. at an听accredited institution. The minimum acceptable TOEFL or IELTS scores for admission are:听
    • Paper-based TOEFL (PBT) - 550听
    • Internet-based TOEFL (IBT) - 79听
    • IELTS - 6
    • Duolingo - 100
  • Any international course work completed must have official transcript evaluations completed and submitted to the University by the evaluation firm. Evaluations MUST include GPA for admission.
    Approved Evaluation Firms are:
    • World Education Services ()
    • Educational Credential Evaluators ()
    • International Education Research Foundation ()
    • Educational Perspectives ()
  • Submit two (2) Letters of Recommendation. Letters must be received directly from individuals making a recommendation.
  • Provide current resume/CV
  • If all of the above听criteria are met, the prospective student must be interviewed by the Director of the doctoral program or authorized representatives

All admissions materials should be submitted to Graduate Admissions:

麻豆传媒社区
Graduate & Online Admissions
649 S. 10th Street Suite C
Williamsburg, KY 40769

Phone 606.539.4390
Toll Free 800.343.1609
Email gradadm [at] ucumberlands.edu (gradadm[at]ucumberlands[dot]edu)

Based upon an assessment of all information provided by prospective candidates, admission will be granted to the limited number of places available in a given cohort.

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