Admission Requirements

Please consult the following information to learn more about admission requirements for the M.Ed. in School Counseling.

Requirements include: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in human development, psychology or related major is required. Individuals with other majors may request a transcript audit to determine if their course work meets the minimum course content in the following:
  • Introduction to Human Development or Psychology; Human Behavior; Developmental Psychology (Ex. Child Development, Adolescent Development, Lifespan); and Research or Statistics.
  • Passing scores on MTEL communication tests (both reading and writing)
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Possible interview

Prerequisite coursework can be taken at any accredited college/university, including Merrimack College. It must be completed with a grade B or better prior to enrolling in graduate classes.  

Contact Us

If you have questions about prerequisite coursework, contact the Office of Graduate Studies at or 978-837-3563. 

Reserve an Informational Call with the Assistant Dean