How to Apply

Create an account with our online admissions system today. This will allow you to complete an application for the master of arts in counseling psychology program in the School of Professional Studies—or start one and save your progress if you need to finish it later.

If you're not quite ready to apply, you can also request more information about our program, or contact Mary Hendrickson in the Office of Graduate Admissions at mkhendrickson@northpark.edu or (773) 244-4758.

Admission to programs in the School of Professional Studies is granted throughout the year. There are no strict application deadlines, but we encourage you to apply well in advance of the term during which you wish to start. Courses for the MACP are offered in terms beginning in fall and spring.

Along with this convenient online, no-fee application, you’ll need:
  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  2.  An electronic copy of your current resume
  3. Three professional and/or academic recommendations are required as part of your application. Log in to the supplemental items list in your account at http://apply.northpark.edu to send a recommendation request through our online system.
  4. An essay, as described on the application
  5. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended, sent directly to North Park University:


If you’ve already started an online application, you can log back into the system to complete it.

Application Review

North Park University does not require a GRE score for admission to the master of arts in counseling psychology program. We will evaluate your application holistically, looking at your undergraduate and any other university coursework, your professional experience, your essay, references, and admissions interview together to make a decision on your admission. We recommend you have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), but a lower GPA does no exclude you from admission.


The admissions process for the MACP requires an in-person interview with the program director. After all application materials have been received, you will be contacted to set up an interview.

A final admissions decision will be made following the interview.

Transfer Students

You may transfer up to nine credits into the MACP program from an accredited institution. They must be within the last 10 years and be a grade of B or higher. Transfer credits will be reviewed on an individual basis by the admissions team to ensure you are on track for your degree and to sit for the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) exam.

International Students

At this time, North Park University is unable to accept international students into the MACP program. Only United States citizens may apply and be accepted.
Graduate student at graduation