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Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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Our Admissions team is excited to guide you through the process of earning your graduate degree at Richmont. See important dates below:

Admission Requirements

All applications to Richmont are reviewed by the Admissions Committee on a rolling basis.  The Committee reviews all applications from a holistic approach taking all aspects of the application into consideration.

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • An undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • All School of Counseling students are recommended to have completed basic undergraduate psychology courses and an introductory course in psychological statistics.
  • Personal interviews may be requested of the applicant by the Admissions Committee.
  • For non-native speakers of English, applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language by submitting a TOEFL score.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Richmont admits students without regard to race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin or handicap to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the institute. In addition, Richmont conforms to the ethical principles and codes of conduct outlined by the American Psychological Association, the American Counseling Association, and the Christian Association for Psychological Studies. Richmont does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin or handicap in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, or other school-administered programs.

Transferability of Credits

Credits earned at Richmont Graduate University may not transfer to another educational institution. Credits earned at another educational institution may not be accepted by Richmont Graduate University. You should obtain confirmation that Richmont Graduate University will accept any credits you have earned at another educational institution before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement. You should also contact any educational institutions that you may want to transfer credits earned at Richmont Graduate University to determine if such institutions will accept credits earned at Richmont Graduate University prior to executing an enrollment contract or agreement. The ability to transfer credits from Richmont Graduate University to another educational institution may be very limited. Your credits may not transfer and you may have to repeat courses previously taken at Richmont Graduate University if you enroll in another educational institution. You should never assume that credits will transfer to or from any educational institution. It is highly recommended and you are advised to make certain that you know the transfer of credit policy of Richmont Graduate University and of any other educational institutions you may in the future want to transfer the credits earned at Richmont Graduate University before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement.

Admission Deadlines

Richmont reviews applications on a “rolling basis”, meaning once your completed application is submitted we review and let you know of a decision (approximately 2 weeks). As such, we encourage you to submit your application prior to the deadlines listed below. Applications may be accepted after the final deadline on a space-available basis, applicants should contact the admissions office (888.924.6774) to discuss applying after the final deadline.

Start Term Priority Deadline Scholarship Deadline Final Deadline
* Deadline for scholarship consideration
Fall February 28 May 1* (2020 Extended May 15) July 1
Spring October 1 October 1* November 15
Summer N/A N/A April 1

Application Requirements

School of Counseling Applicants

  • School of Counseling application form with a $50 nonrefundable application fee (payable online)
  • One official transcript from each college attended
  • Three completed reference forms. These include one character, one pastoral, and one former professor/recent employer.
  • A professional essay (download the application checklist for details)
  • A résumé of vocational experience

Application Checklist – School of Counseling

School of Ministry Applicants

  • School of Ministry application form with a $50 nonrefundable application fee (payable online)
  • One official transcript from each college attended
  • One completed ministry reference form
  • An autobiographical statement
  • A résumé of vocational experience

Application Checklist – School of Ministry

Application Checklist – Graduate Certificate in Spiritual Direction

Scholarship Webinar

  • March 15, 2021

(To R.S.V.P., please complete the following Registration Form) 

  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Hosted by Richmont Admissions Counselor,
Cassie Martin

To request scholarship information, please email Admissions Counselor, Cassie Martin:

Scholarship Webinar Registration 

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Step 1: Learn About our Graduate Programs

Richmont Graduate University offers Master’s Degree programs through our School of Counseling (Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling CACREP accredited and Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy) and our School of Ministry (Master of Arts in Ministry and Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation and Direction).  Classes are offered in person at our Atlanta, Georgia and Chattanooga, Tennessee locations as well as online for the School of Ministry.  Programs at Richmont combine the best is academic training with sound Christian doctrine.

Step 2:  Visit Richmont

We would love to meet you and get to know you better.  We encourage you to register for an Information Session where you can hear from faculty and staff, tour the campus, and have an interactive lunch with current students.  You will find Richmont a warm and caring environment with faculty who are committed Christians that know students by name.  You can also setup a personalized campus visit by emailing the Admissions staff at:

Step 3:  Complete the Application Process

Our admissions staff is here to help guide you through the process of applying to become a Richmont student.  You can start the process by completing the online application form which only takes about 10 minutes.  Details about the application process are located under the Apply Now tab.