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

International Students

International students can find additional requirements for admission here.

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

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Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson Unviersity) 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.  Jefferson is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.