Graduate Counseling and Human Relations

The Graduate Counseling and Human Relations Program offers three master’s degrees: Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Human Relations, and School Counseling. The programs are designed to enhance the professional skills and development of students who may choose to achieve licensure or certification, or who want to attain additional knowledge in the area of counseling and human relations. While the following provides general guidelines as to academic standards and policies, students should reference specific information described under the specific programs. 

Admission Requirements Include

  • Completed graduate application and fees including transcripts, resume, and an essay detailing reasons for choosing a counseling and human relations program.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation from professionals in a position to judge the applicant's preparation for, and ability to undertake graduate study. At least one academic reference is required.
  • Baccalaureate or advanced degree with minimum 3.0 GPA. If applicants have not earned at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in their undergraduate programs, they must submit a minimum score of 402 on the Miller Analogies Test or a minimum of 300 (V+Q) on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination prior to the interview. Scores below the above criteria may be considered individually.
  • Individual and group Interviews required.


An applicant’s admission status is one of the following:

Regular. Students whose applications are complete and who are accepted by the Graduate Admissions Committee without condition are admitted as regular graduate students.

Conditional: In reviewing a candidate’s application, the Graduate Admissions Committee may recommend that a student be accepted on a conditional basis. The letter of acceptance will contain the conditions that must be met before the student can be reclassified for regular status.

Academic Standards

Grades: Students must maintain a “B” average (3.0) in order to continue in a graduate program. Required core and skills courses and field experiences require a B to pass. A maximum of six credits of other course work in the "C" range can be applied toward the master's degree. A student whose average falls below 3.0 or who earns a grade lower than a "C"", or who earns more than two grades of C or C+ will be reviewed by the Graduate Academic Program Committee, which may dismiss the student or determine the conditions under which the student may continue in the program. A student who has not attained a grade point average of 3.0 or better at the end of his or her program of study will not graduate.

Transfer Credit

Nine credits of appropriate graduate-level course work, earned within five years of entry into the Husson program, may be transferred from an accredited institution, if the grades earned in such course work are “B” or better. Credits must comply with program accreditation standards as determined by program faculty. Special circumstances will be dealt with on an individual basis.