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Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
School of Counseling

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Counseling Licensure

Richmont Graduate University’s MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling helps fulfill the licensure requirements in the majority of US states. Please review the link for more specific information regarding the state that you would like to be licensed in which you would like to practice. 

Educational Background
*Please have one official transcript from each of the post-secondary institutions you have attended sent to Richmont, even if credits were transferred to graduating university.  Transcripts can be sent to or mailed to Richmont at: 1900 The Exchange SE, Building 100, Atlanta, GA 30339
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Please submit a resume as part of the application.  You can submit this application form without this file, however you will need to email it to your admissions representative or in order for your application to be reviewed.

Professional Essay/Writing Sample

Please submit a professional essay as part of the application.  You can submit this application form without the file, however you will need to email it to your admissions representative or in order for your application to be reviewed. 

Please write a professional essay incorporating the following topics: 

  • Why do you want to be a counselor (or minister if applying to School of Ministry)?
  • Why is Richmont the graduate program for you?
  • What does your spiritual life look like?
Your statement should be a minimum of 500 words and approximately 2-5 pages. This statement will be examined to determine your writing ability and will be rated according to clarity of thought, grammar, and readability. It will also be used to learn more about you personally. 


Applicants are required to submit three references.  It is up the the applicant to provide these links to their references to have them submitted online.  

Applicants must submit:

One  Academic/Professional Reference;

One Pastoral Reference and; 

One Character Reference

For academic references, please include professionals in the field of counseling whenever possible. For character reference, please list someone that can provide an objective prospective (ex. supervisor, boss, professor, etc.). For Pastoral Reference please have it completed by a pastor, small group leader, missions leader, etc.  Ideally it should be someone that can address your ministry involvement who you have served with/under or alongside.

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) permits college and seminary students to view materials contained in his/her education record. Letters of reference are discarded upon acceptance to Richmont and are not considered part of the student's record. Because some individuals may be hesitant to write a letter of recommendation if confidentiality is not guaranteed, students may choose to waive the right to view letters of recommendation. Signing such a waiver is not required nor is it a condition of admission to Richmont

Test Scores
Students are required to take either the GRE, MAT or have completed 12 hours of graduate course work (GRE or MAT is not required for School of Ministry students). WAIVED FOR 2020-2021!

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Richmont's Statement of Diversity and Inclusion
Richmont is committed to the intentional creation of an environment of belonging that celebrates the uniqueness and diversity of our students, faculty, and staff, with the goal of advancing God's healing, restoration, and transformation in the lives of individuals, families, churches, and communities.

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