Admissions

The admissions process for the CMHC program includes the use of a rubric. The rubric categories include cumulative grade point average (CGPA), content and writing style of the personal statement (essay), letters of recommendation, professional and personal experience related to the coursework and field, and an in-person interview. The review committee consists of four full time faculty members, all holding PhDs and decades of experience within the mental health field.

Admission to the School of Applied Health Sciences  (SAHS) is selective and limited to those students who have demonstrated potential for successfully completing the program. An admission decision is based on evaluation of an applicant’s previous coursework and their grades earned*, a written personal statement, a professional resume, individual experience within the field, and three letters of recommendation. Where applicable, official GRE scores and a personal interview are also utilized in final evaluation for admission. 

* An applicant with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university whose cumulative GPA is less than 3.0 but higher than 2.75 is required to submit his/her official GRE scores reflecting a total score of  290 on the GRE exam. 

If you decide to apply, please have official transcripts sent to the Office of Admissions at Jacksonville University. JU requires applicants to send transcripts from every college/university attended, even if the course resulted in a drop, withdrawal, failure or if the course was transferred to another school. For information on how to send your transcripts to JU, please visit the Registrar's JU transcript instructions site.

International Applicants must meet all Jacksonville University International Student Admission Criteria as outlined in the JU Catalog, including English Proficiency including TOFL (minimum score of 650 for paper, 280 for computer, and 114 if Internet based) or IELTS requirement of 8.0 if the applicant's primary language is not English.

Title IX: Jacksonville University does not discrimiate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or age in its programs and activies. The following person(s) has/have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimation policies:

James Williams, Director Human Resources    904-256-7025
Kristie S. Gover, Ed.D., Chief Student Affairs Officer/Title IX Coordinator   904-256-7067

The application deadline is March 1, 2019, for a fall-term cohort that begins in August 2019. All admission decisions are scheduled to be released by May 1, 2019.

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