MA in Counseling Comprehensive Exam
Students in the Higher Education Student Affairs (HESA) track must complete a case study, which requires demonstration of knowledge and application of HESA theories and practice. Please contact your faculty advisor for more information.
Students in the Clinical Mental Health (general and multicultural), School, and Couples and Family Therapy tracks must pass the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam (CPCE).
The CPCE is administered as a computer-based test at a Pearson VUE testing center. Students will be emailed a registration link 2-3 weeks after the COMPS application deadline (Census Date) of the term they register for the exam. Students are able to schedule and pay for the exam once they have completed this second step in the registration process.
If you will NOT be graduating in the next 6 months, you have up to 6 months to take the exam once registration information is received.
If you WILL be graduating in the term you take the CPCE, you must take the exam no later than:
- November 15th for fall
- April 15th for spring
- July 15th for summer
Although students will receive a score report immediately after taking the exam, students will be emailed their official results 6-8 weeks after taking the CPCE. This timeline cannot be expedited.
For additional information about the CPCE, please contact your academic advisor.