Admission Requirements

Corban University is committed to delivering the highest academic standards with a foundation in the Word of God. We are dedicated to seeing you succeed personally and professionally. Part of that success is finding the right place to earn your degree. Successful candidates for Corban’s Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling will:

1. Profess faith in Jesus Christ and live a consistent Christian lifestyle.

2. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.

3. Have an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.

4. Successfully complete the application essays and admission interviews. The submitted application essays and interviews are factored into the admit score by the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Department.

Application Deadlines

  • Early Admission
    • Application Deadline: March 1, 2024
    • Interview: April 4, 2024
  • Final Deadline
    • Application Deadline: June 1
    • Interview: TBD

See academic calendar

Application Documents

1) Application

Submit an online application.

2) Application Essays

Answer each of the following questions thoroughly in an essay format. Each essay should consists of at least 2-3 paragraphs.

  • Explain how you came to know Jesus as your Savior, provide the scriptural basis for your salvation and describe what in your life indicates that you are walking with the Lord.
  • What do you believe are the characteristics necessary for a Christian to be an effective professional counselor?
  • How will Corban’s Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling help you accomplish your professional and personal goals?

3) Transcripts

Submit transcripts from any colleges or universities you attended prior to applying at Corban University.

4) Christian Character Reference

The Christian Character Reference form should be completed by a pastor or other leader in the church you are currently attending. This should be an individual who is familiar with your Christian walk, professional conduct and potential as a student. The individual should be someone who is not a relative and preferably someone who has known you for at least a year.

5) Professional Reference

The Professional Reference form should be completed by an individual who is familiar with your professional conduct, potential as a graduate student and your abilities as a counselor. This should be someone who has known you for at least one year and is not a relative. If possible, provide a recommendation from someone who has observed you in a psychology, mental health or related field.

When you begin your application, you will create an account so that you may log back into your application portal at any time to finish your application, check your application status, see which application documents are still needed, and submit the required pieces.