Educational Psychology & Counselor Education - Admission Requirements

The Master of Arts and Specialist in Education degree in Educational Psychology and Counselor Education at Tennessee Tech provide an understanding of such educational and counseling processes as therapeutic techniques and ethical/legal implications. Students may choose among five areas of study:

  • Agency Counseling
  • Case Management and Supervision (M.A. only)
  • Educational Psychology
  • Mental Health Counseling (M.A. only)
  • School Counseling
  • School Psychology

M.A. Admission Requirements:

Admission decisions are based on departmental review, using a combination of factors, including an interview to evaluation relevant dispositions for professionals in the chosen concentration.  The minimal standards are shown below.  Satisfying minimal standards, however, does not guarantee your admission.

  • Satisfactory test scores on the General Record Exam: 400 (scoring scale prior to August 2011) or 146 (scoring scale August 2011 to present) on the verbal reasoning portion, 400 (scoring scale prior to August 2011) or 140 (scoring scale August 2011 to present) on the quantitative reasoning, and 4.0 on the analytical writing portion
  • Three acceptable letters of recommendation for graduate study from faculty members or other persons who have adequate knowledge of the applicant's professional qualities or potential for success as a graduate student.
  • Official transcripts from all previously-attended colleges and/or universities
  • Satisfactory Grade Point Average on Bachelor's degree, usually a minimum of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • All applicants from countries in which the official language is not English are required to submit evidence of proficiency in English equivalent to Level 9 in FLS.

Ed.S. Admission Requirements:

  • Satisfactory test scores on either the Miller Analogies Test (380 minimum for provisional standing and 388 minimum for full standing) or the General Record Exam (900 total on the verbal/quantitative portions and 4.0 on the analytical writing portion)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all previously-attended colleges and/or universities
  • Grade Point Average on Master's degree of at least 3.0
  • International Applicants must also meet the English Language Requirement by providing test results on one of the following:
    • TOEFL--minimum IBT of 71
    • IELTS--minimum score of 5.5
    • PTE Academic--minimum score of 48
    • FLS Level 9
    • ELS--Level 112
    • TOEIC--minimum score of 690
    • CEFR--Band B-2
    • SLEP--minimum score of 55

College of Education
Department of Counseling and Psychology
P.O Box 5031 Cookeville, TN 38505
Phone: (931) 372-3457
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