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MSHR ESSAY INSTRUCTIONS

Write responses to the essays using a Word document or a PDF and attach a separate file for each essay. The essays should be double-spaced, 250-500 words, typed, and a 12 point font. You are encouraged to use your computer word program to proofread your submissions.

Some questions contain multiple parts so be sure to read and answer the questions fully. Your responses will be used both to assess your writing and critical thinking skills, and to aid the Graduate Admissions Committee in making a decision about your application.

Describe some of your experiences and achievements in school, work (volunteering or employment), and in your personal life. Include a description of any barriers you have encountered in pursuing your education, work, or personal goals. Indicate the steps and strategies you have used or are using to overcome these barriers.

 

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Explain what motivates you to pursue a master's degree at this time in the option you have selected.

 

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Please describe your plans for completing the certificate program if you are admitted. For example, how do you plan to balance your work, school, and personal life?

 

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Describe your understanding of what the role of a counselor is in helping individuals to address life problems. How would you show leadership in the counseling profession if you were to complete this program. Describe any professional experience and training you have had which would be beneficial in the field of counseling.

 

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