|Program Start Date||Priority Application Deadline||Final Application Deadline|
|To be confirmed||To be confirmed||To be confirmed|
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
- A superior scholastic record, normally above a 3.0 GPA.
- The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) must have been taken within the last 5 years and applicants must have an official score report sent directly from the testing agency. GRE scores may be submitted in lieu of the MAT. The GRE must have been taken within the last 5 years and applicants must have an official score report sent directly from the testing agency.
- Three letters of recommendation.
- A Statement of Purpose that clearly indicates academic qualifications, professional and academic goals, and reasons for seeking the degree.
- Applicants whose native language is not English must provide the results of either the TOEFL or IELTS, unless they have demonstrated competence while attending an accredited U.S. institution.
- The ability to communicate effectively through an admissions interview. After application submission, applicants who need to complete an online interview will be contacted.
Statement of Purpose
- Motivation: Why do you want to pursue your M.Ed. in human development counseling with a specialization in school counseling? Why do you want to pursue it specifically through Peabody Online at Vanderbilt University?
- Strengths and Experiences: What personal strengths and experiences have confirmed for you that you are well-suited to be a licensed school counselor?
- Verbal and Quantitative Skills: What are ways that you have demonstrated your verbal and/or quantitative skills? What evidence suggests that you will succeed in an academically rigorous graduate program?