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.
  • Interview With Program Faculty Members

Certificate Program Requirements:

  • Completed Application for Graduate Admissions
  • Official Undergraduate and 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

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Philadelphia University has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 3034.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Philadelphia University is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.