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Addictions Counseling
A. S. in Addictions Counseling Curriculum Guide (PDF)

B. S. in Addictions Counseling Curriculum Guide (PDF)

Applied Behavioral Science
B. S. in Applied Behavioral Science Curriculum Guide (PDF)

Juvenile Counseling
A. S. in Juvenile Counseling Curriculum Guide (PDF)

B.S. in Psychology Curriculum Guide (PDF) 

Social Counseling
B. S. in Social Counseling Curriculum Guide (PDF)

A student who is enrolled in the undergraduate Social Counseling program may apply for admission to the Early Entry graduate program.

Upon completion of the requirements for the Master of Arts Degree in Counseling, the student will be awarded the Baccalaureate and Master's Degrees concurrently.

Undergraduate students who are senior status, have completed the required undergraduate courses listed in the Early Entry Program, and who intend to apply for admission to the Graduate Counseling Program at the University of Holy Cross may enroll for up to three graduate level courses for graduate credit. Graduate credit for a graduate course completed, with no less than a grade of B, is given when the student has changed his/her status and is formally admitted to the Graduate Counseling Program.

In the first semester the student enrolls for a graduate level counseling course, they are required to submit a completed Graduate Application to the Graduate Counseling Department, and meet all requirements to be admitted into the Graduate Counseling Department.

Click here to download the latest Counseling Course Catalog.

Eligibility for Early Entry

  • GPA 3.0 in major
  • Completion of first three years of Social Counseling Curriculum
  • All baccalaureate requirements for a degree in Social Counseling met
  • Successful evaluation of field component
  • Proficiency in technology and writing
  • Submission of goal statement - Counseling as a Career
  • Behavioral qualities/characteristics appropriate to the counseling profession
  • Completion of an interest inventory, which is administered at the Thomas E. Chambers Counseling and Training Center
  • Completion of the Graduate Record Examination
  • Interview with program faculty
  • Two recommendations from Social Counseling faculty
  • Recommendation from the Dean of Applied, Natural, and Social Sciences

Benefits of Early Entry

Allows students to

  • begin graduate studies one year earlier
  • begin post Masters supervision one year earlier
  • enter the profession one year earlier
  • be licensed one year earlier


For Questions or More Information About Counseling Programs

 Contact Dr. Carolyn White, Director of Counseling Programs at


For Questions or More Information About Admission to the University of Holy Cross
Contact Enrollment Services at 504-398-2175


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