Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology - Saint Martin's University

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Upcoming deadlines:
Fall final deadline is June 1, 2015. Please contact Sandy Brandt,, with any questions.

Graduate Studies



Physical location
438 Old Main

Mailing address
Graduate Studies
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503

Office hours
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday

How to apply

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Applications are accepted throughout the year. However, it is in your interest to meet the following priority dates. This is especially true if you are applying for financial aid, assistantships or scholarships.

Summer priority April 1
Fall priority April 1
Fall June 1
FAFSA priority March 1

Application steps

Step 1: Complete the online application for graduate admission.
Step 2: Send all supplemental and supporting documents below to the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS).
  1. $50 application fee using our online payment system. Checks are also accepted, made out to "Saint Martin's University."
  2. Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended sent directly from the institution to OGS. International students must also submit official English translations for any transcripts not in English.
  3. Completed MAC program supplemental application. Email to or mail to our office.
  4. A minimum of two letters of recommendation - SENT DIRECTLY TO US from previous teachers, supervisors or colleagues who can comment on your potential for success in graduate level work and future effectiveness as a mental health therapist. These can be sent via email or post.
  5. Written statement of three to five pages (typed, double-spaced) in which you describe your academic and professional preparation for the program, reasons for desiring entrance, career objectives and examples of experience, interventions, case studies and/or specific situations that you were involved with. Important: before you write this, carefully review our admissions requirements. Email to or mail to our office.
  6. International students must also submit an official TOEFL or IELTS score report and a completed declaration of finances form along with financial documentation - an official bank statement or letter. Additionally, international students should submit a copy of their passport, as well as an $100 deposit to cover the cost of international application administration. This deposit is non-refundable. You can pay the $100 deposit using our online payment system.
Step 3: Following the successful completion of steps one and two, applicants may be invited to group and/or individual interviews with MAC faculty.

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