Master’s Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data

Program Disclosures

The University of Jamestown Master of Science in Clinical Counseling program does not require students, trainees, and/or staff/faculty to comply with specific policies or practices related to the institution’s affiliation or purpose. Such policies or practices may include, but are not limited to, admissions, hiring, retention policies, and/or requirements for completion that express mission and values.

The program is offered primarily as distance education, with the exception of a one week in-person residency.
The University of Jamestown has one main campus located in Jamestown, ND at 6000 College Ln, Jamestown, ND 58405. The college has an additional location in Fargo, ND for both the College of Graduate and Professional Studies (4143 26th Ave. So. Ste. 100, Fargo, ND 58104) and Doctor of Physical Therapy programs.

The Clinical Counseling program is based in Fargo, ND with a physical location for faculty and staff offices. This Fargo location does not currently have physical resources for students available. During the in-person residency week, the program utilizes resources, including dining, housing, and classrooms, on the main campus in Jamestown, ND.

The Clinical Counseling program utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) for coursework. The Student Information System (SIS) utilized by the university is Jenzabar. Students are required to have a working computer, camera, and sufficient internet as well as access to a word processor to complete assignments. Students should make an alternative plan for if their computer, camera, internet, or other equipment is not available or breaks down so that they can still complete assignments.

The full-time equivalent faculty per student ratio is 1:10. Relevant program information can be found by navigating to the following pages:


Admissions numbers 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Number of applicants 10 23 17 10 18
Number offered admission 10 21 15 10 15
Number matriculated 8 18 11 8 12
Number with funding 0 0 0 0 0

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, or a related field, from a regionally accredited university
  • 18 psychology credits preferred, but if the student has less than 18, they should list the courses that they think are the most relevant to the fields of psychology and/or counseling.
  • Successful applicants will be contacted for a Zoom interview

To ensure preparation for graduate study, data show that students tend to be successful when they meet the above criteria. However, students who have less than 18 psychology credits, hold a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field, or are nontraditional may be conditionally accepted with the option to successfully complete 1-3 foundational psychology courses before enrolling in the MCC program. The program utilizes conditional acceptance if there is a criterion that needs to be met before matriculation or to provide increased support for students.

Time to Completion for All Master’s Students Entering the Program
Outcome 2021-2022 2022-2023
Total number of students with master’s degree conferred on transcript 11 9
Mean number of years to complete the master’s program 2.09 2.17
Median number of years to complete the master’s program 2 2
Time to Degree Ranges N % N %
Students in 2 years 10 90.9% 7 77.8%
Students in 3 years 1 100% 2 100%
Students in 4 years N/A N/A N/A N/A
Students in 5 years N/A N/A N/A N/A

Note: First graduating class Dec 2021

Admissions Policies for Students with Prior Graduate Work
The University of Jamestown Clinical Counseling Program can accept up to 30 program credits. The program requires students to successfully complete at least half of the training (or the equivalent thereof) earned in the program from which the master’s degree is granted. Program time to completion will vary from 1-3 years depending upon program course offerings and approved student transfer credits. See the College of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog for more information.

Program Costs
Description 2023-2024 First Year Cohort Cost
Tuition for full-time students (in-state) $20,100
Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state) $20,100
Tuition per credit hour for part-time students $670/credit
University/institution fees or costs $90
Additional estimated fees or costs to students (e.g. books, travel, distance education, etc.) based on student surveys
  • $18,000 room and board
  • $2,000 books and supplies
  • $2,500 transportation
  • $2,500 miscellaneous program fees (e.g., background check, professional membership)
Variable Year of First Enrollment
N % N % N % N % N %
Master’s students for whom this is the year of first enrollment (new students) 6 N/A 17 N/A 12 N/A 9 N/A 13 N/A
Master’s students whose master’s degrees were conferred on their transcripts 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0%
Master’s students still enrolled in the program 5 84% 14 82% 8 67% 7 78% N/A N/A
Master’s students no longer enrolled for any reason other than conferral of master’s degree 1 16% 3 18% 4 33% 2 22% N/A N/A
Employment Settings n(%)
Academic Teaching 0
Consortium 0
University Counseling Services 0
Hospital/Medical Center 7%
Veteran’s Affairs Health Care System 0
Psychiatric Facility 7%
Correctional Facility 14%
Health Maintenance Organization 0
School District/System 0
Independent Practice Setting 14%
Community Mental Health Center 57%

Note: Data from 2021-22 graduates, n=14