Wake Forest University Admissions


To qualify for the Master of Arts in Counseling program, applicants must meet the following Wake Forest University graduate admissions qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Cumulative undergraduate grade point average: GPA > 2.5
  • Standardized test scores: GRE > 300; Writing > 3 (Wake Forest requirement) – GRE Waiver may be available, speak to your enrollment advisor to learn more
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Application fee of $80
  • Virtual Interview with enrollment advisor

Transfer Credits

Students can transfer up to six credits, subject to approval by department faculty. Evaluations are completed upon acceptance into the program by the Wake Forest University Office of Admissions. Additionally, students must submit a syllabus for the course(s) they want to transfer in. Official transcripts are required prior to registration. Courses can be submitted for transfer credit consideration only if the student received a grade of B or higher.

Please be aware that taking fewer than 4.5 hours in a semester (which is what happens when you receive transfer credit for one of the scheduled courses) may lower your eligibility for financial aid.

Tuition and Fees*

For the online graduate counseling programs in the 2020-2021 academic year, the tuition rate will be $1,510 per credit hour, for a total tuition of $90,600 (60 credits x $1,510) for the Master of Arts in Counseling program. Tuition increases are typically between 3% and 6%.

For more information about how to pay for your degree, please visit here.

*Costs are subject to change.

Disability Policy and Procedures

Wake Forest will consider the application of any qualified student regardless of disability on the basis of the selection criteria established by the university, which include personal and academic merit. In addition, the university endeavors to provide facilities which are in compliance with all laws and regulations regarding access for individuals with disabilities.

Accommodations in compliance with all laws and regulations are provided for students with disabilities through the Learning Assistance Center (LAC) and Disability Services.

Additionally, documentation of a disability and a request for accommodations can be sent to:

Learning Assistance Center & Disability Services.
Wake Forest University
P.O. Box 7283
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
Ph. 336-758-5929
Fax. 336-758-1991

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