Admissions – Master of Arts in Counseling

The Master of Arts in Counseling is a fully-online graduate degree program aimed at preparing counseling professionals who will provide direct services and resource coordination for individuals.

Regular Admission Status Requirements

  • Submission of application to the UA Little Rock Graduate School.
  • Completion of a personal interview, either face-to-face or by phone, with a program faculty member or a designated representative
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with an overall undergraduate GPA of 2.7 (3.0 in the last 60 hours)
    • If the student’s undergraduate GPA is below a 2.7 overall or 3.0 in the last 60 hours, achieving the following minimum scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE): (Old Version) 440 on the Verbal and 560 on the Quantitative Scales or (New Revision) 149 on the Verbal and 146 on the Quantitative scales, or a scaled score of at least 391 on the Miller’s Analogy Test (MAT) will permit regular admission.
    • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university

For information on conditional admission, please contact the Graduate School.

Admitted students should download and carefully read the Program Student Handbook.

Application Deadlines

(for all tracks except Counselor Education):
Fall Term: April 15
Spring Term: October 15
Summer Term: March 15

Graduation Requirements

An overall GPA of 3.0 in all courses in the program of study is required to complete graduation requirements for the Master of Counseling. Students must achieve a “B” or greater in all core coursework to graduate. In the event that a “B” is not achieved in one of the core courses, the student must repeat the course.