Students seeking admission into the Master-of-Science degree Rehabilitation Counselor Education Program must have a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 system) in their Bachelors degree and on all graduate work already completed.

A maximum of 9 credit hours of graduate work from an accredited institution may be transferred into the counseling program with the Program Coordinator's approval.

Applicants for admission are also required to submit examination results from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Scores should be at least 143 Verbal, 138 Quantitative, 3.0 Analytic and be no older than five (5) years of age. Students are also expected to provide official undergraduate degree transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a written statement of purpose for wishing to acquire a graduate education in rehabilitation counseling at Mississippi State University. All application forms and additional information may be obtained from the Office of Graduate Studies.

All students accepted into the graduate counselor education program at Mississippi State University are expected to possess a functional proficiency with basic computer applications such as word-processing (i.e., Microsoft WORD), email access (all students are issued an MSU email address), and internet-based navigation (i.e., search engines). There are student-accessible computers available at a variety of locations on-campus (i.e., Mitchel Library, Allen Computer Lab, etc.) and introductory training on a variety of computer-based applications is offered to students and faculty free of charge by the Media Center in Mitchell Library.

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