M.S. in Community and Trauma Counseling

Admission Requirements


  • Completed Application for Graduate Admissions
  • Official Academic Transcripts
  • Current Resume/CV
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Essay
    • 800-1000 words
    • Personal reflection on your reasons for choosing a career in counseling, and specifically trauma-focused counseling.
    • Highlight personal qualities or characteristics that will serve you well in this graduate program and in the counseling profession more broadly.

Certificate Program Requirements:

  • Completed Application for Graduate Admissions
  • Official Graduate Academic Transcripts

International Students

International students must provide a WES transcript evaluation if transcripts are not in English, as well as official TOEFL or IELTS scores.

Mail Supporting Documents to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Philadelphia University
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497

Or email to:


Philadelphia University is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours 
for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.