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Counseling Licensure

Richmont Graduate University’s MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling helps fulfill the licensure requirements in the majority of US states. Please review the link for more specific information regarding the state in which you would like to pursue licensure and practice. 

Educational Background
*Please have one official transcript from each of the post-secondary institutions you have attended sent to Richmont, even if credits were transferred to graduating university.  Transcripts can be sent to or mailed to Richmont at: 1900 The Exchange SE, Building 100, Atlanta, GA 30339
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Degree in Psychology

Students applying to the Richmont School of Counseling are not required to possess a degree in Psychology. All Bachelor degrees are accepted.

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Please submit a resume as part of the application.  You can submit this application form without this file, however you will need to email it to your admissions representative or in order for your application to be reviewed.

Professional Essay/Writing Sample

Please submit a professional essay as part of the application.  You can submit this application form without the file, however you will need to email it to your admissions representative or in order for your application to be reviewed. 

Please write a professional essay incorporating the following topics: 

  • Why do you want to be a counselor?
  • What do you look forward to about working with diverse populations?
  • Why is Richmont the graduate program for you?
  • What does your spiritual life look like?
Your statement should be a minimum of 500 words and approximately 2-5 pages. This statement will be examined to determine your writing ability and will be rated according to clarity of thought, grammar, and readability. It will also be used to learn more about you personally. 


Applicants are required to submit three references.  It is up to the applicant to provide these links to their references to have them submitted online.  

Applicants must submit:

One Academic/Professional Reference;
One Pastoral Reference and;
One Character Reference

The Academic/Professional Reference should be completed by someone who can address the applicant’s academic or professional characteristics. Ideally, it should be a professor or supervisor. 

The Pastoral Reference should be completed by a pastor, small group leader, missions leader, etc.  Ideally, it should be someone that can address your ministry involvement and whom you have served with/under, or alongside.

The Character Reference should be completed by a friend or someone close to the applicant. Ideally, it should be someone that can provide a candid evaluation of the applicant.

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) permits college and seminary students to view materials contained in his/her education record. Letters of reference are discarded upon acceptance to Richmont and are not considered part of the student's record. Because some individuals may be hesitant to write a letter of recommendation if confidentiality is not guaranteed, students may choose to waive the right to view letters of recommendation. Signing such a waiver is not required nor is it a condition of admission to Richmont

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Church Information

Richmont's Statement of Diversity and Inclusion
Richmont is committed to the intentional creation of an environment of belonging that celebrates the uniqueness and diversity of our students, faculty, and staff, with the goal of advancing God's healing, restoration, and transformation in the lives of individuals, families, churches, and communities.

Richmont's Student Performance and Dispositions Review Process

Students at Richmont Graduate University are evaluated in three domains: Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions. Knowledge includes the content of the coursework. Skills includes, but is not limited to, clinical skills, critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and professionalism. Dispositions refers to those personal characteristics deemed critical to counseling. At Richmont, the dispositions evaluated for each student are, Awareness and Receptivity, Compassion, Integrity, and Resilience and Self-Regulation.  


Each student is evaluated in each of the three domains (Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions) every semester through the Student Performance and Dispositions Review process. Student must demonstrate consistent mastery in each domain to be certified by the faculty for graduation. Descriptions of the three domains, along with operational examples are available upon request.

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