Admission Requirements

Detroit Mercy Graduates of the Counseling Program

Admission decisions for the Counseling program are made based on a number of different factors that are viewed in sum, including but not limited to individual qualifications, undergraduate institution and achievement, relevant experience, and overall fit for program. The requirements for admission to the counseling programs include the following:

  • An undergraduate overall GPA of 2.75 or higher, or a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the second half of the undergraduate degree program, or a graduate GPA of 3.0 on a previously completed graduate degree;
  • A minimum of 15 hours in the behavioral sciences including at least one course in statistics;
  • A letter of intent explaining your interests and qualifications  for admission into the University of Detroit Mercy counseling program and pursuit of a career in counseling;
  • Current resume;
  • Written responses to essay questions;
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals able to speak to your potential in the counseling field;
  • An interview with the faculty.

Admission Deadlines

  • May 1 for Fall Semester
  • October 1 for Winter Semester
  • February 1 for Summer Semester


For questions regarding admission to any of the Graduate programs in Counseling or to the Post-Graduate Certificate Program in Addiction Studies, please contact:

Graduate Admissions