Instructions for Graduate Applications for Hickory,
Asheville, & Columbia, SC 

Applications are accepted year round for Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms.

To Apply:

  • Click Here to apply online.      
  • Click Here to submit your non-refundable $35.00 application fee online, or mail a check or money order to the address above.

Additional Application Materials Needed:

  1. Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions you have attended 
  2. An official copy of GRE or MAT test scores (unless Career Admission Track applies)
  3. If Career Admission Track, one professional Recommendation (done via email through the application system.) You will need the email address of the person from whom you request a recommendation to complete this process.
  4. Essay clearly articulating goals and life experiences that have impacted your decision to pursue a Counseling degree
  5. Resume

 

You will upload supplemental materials (except official transcripts and test scores) through the application system.

 

Send Official Transcripts and Test Scores to:

Hickory Campus: Lenoir-Rhyne University, Division of Enrollment Management, LR Box 7227,  Hickory, NC 28603. 

Asheville Campus: Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville, 36 Montford Avenue, Asheville, NC  28801.

Columbia Campus: Center for Graduate Studies of Columbia, 4201 North Main Street, Columbia, SC  29203.

Thank you for your interest in Lenoir-Rhyne University!

What will I study?


The Master of Arts in Counseling is designed to prepare individuals for positions as professional counselors in agencies. A primary emphasis is placed on the development of strong clinical skills. Students have the opportunity to take courses on the LRU campus in Hickory, the LRU Center for Graduate Studies located in Asheville, or and the new LRU Center for Graduate Studies located in Columbia, SC.

Program Highlights

  • The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program has 61 required credit hours
  • The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is available in Hickory, Asheville, and Columbia
  • All faculty members are Licensed Professional Counselors who emphasize a mentor relationship with their students

Areas of Concentration/Specialized Training

  • Counseling military service members and families
  • Counseling victims of violence and trauma
  • Counseling children
  • Counseling couples and families
  • Substance abuse counseling

How will I grow?


Upon receiving the Master of Arts in Counseling, students meet course work requirements for eligibility to take the examination to become a National Board Certified Counselor (NCC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of North Carolina.

Clinical Partnership sites include:

  • Public schools, which provide specialized experiences with children
  • Residential care and assisted living facilities, which provide specialized opportunities in counseling across the life span
  • Rape Crisis Center, which provides opportunities for group counseling with individuals recovering from the trauma of violence
  • Various unique clinical community sites

Additional Questions?

Asheville

Columbia

Hickory

Apply

What's my next step?


Amy Wood, Assistant Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies and Adult Programsamy.wood@lr.edu (828) 328-7728Nikki Vasilas, Assistant Professor of Counseling & Clinical Coordinatornikki.vasilas@lr.edu (828) 328-7825Matthew Bonner, Assistant Professor of Counseling Program Coordinatormatthew.bonner@lr.edu(803) 461-3257Kerrie Fuenfhausen, Assistant Professor of Counselingkerrie.fuenfhausen@lr.edu (828) 407-4261Myra Jordan, Assistant Professor of Counseling myra.jordan@lr.edu (828) 407-4258Neal D Gray, Chair, School of Counseling & Human Services, Associate Professor of Counselingneal.gray@lr.edu (828) 328-7918

Instructions for Graduate Applications for Hickory,
Asheville, & Columbia, SC 

Applications are accepted year round for Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms.

To Apply:

  • Click Here to apply online.      
  • Click Here to submit your non-refundable $35.00 application fee online, or mail a check or money order to the address above.

Additional Application Materials Needed:

  1. Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions you have attended 
  2. An official copy of GRE or MAT test scores (unless Career Admission Track applies)
  3. If Career Admission Track, one professional Recommendation (done via email through the application system.) You will need the email address of the person from whom you request a recommendation to complete this process.
  4. Essay clearly articulating goals and life experiences that have impacted your decision to pursue a Counseling degree
  5. Resume

 

You will upload supplemental materials (except official transcripts and test scores) through the application system.

 

Send Official Transcripts and Test Scores to:

Hickory Campus: Lenoir-Rhyne University, Division of Enrollment Management, LR Box 7227,  Hickory, NC 28603. 

Asheville Campus: Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville, 36 Montford Avenue, Asheville, NC  28801.

Columbia Campus: Center for Graduate Studies of Columbia, 4201 North Main Street, Columbia, SC  29203.

Thank you for your interest in Lenoir-Rhyne University!

Students