Salve Regina offers an accelerated program of study that leads to both a bachelor's degree and master's degree in holistic counseling within six years, or a bachelor's degree and master's degree in holistic leadership within five years. The program is designed for the University's highly motivated, academically talented and qualified undergraduate students with a recommended cumulative GPA of 3.30 or better who have demonstrated interpersonal skills required for the profession.
Current undergraduates must complete the application process by Feb. 15 of their junior year. Part of the admissions requirements of the program is an interview with the members of the holistic graduate programs faculty.
Upon acceptance, enrollment begins on a conditional basis in the senior year. Students who have been accepted meet with members of the holistic studies faculty, who mentor them and help to plan their course sequence. Students must take Laboratory in Interpersonal Communication Skills during the first semester of their senior year. Upon completion of the first two graduate courses in their senior year, they again meet with members of the holistic studies faculty to determine their suitability for continuing in the program.
Undergraduate students considered for the accelerated program are conditionally accepted into the holistic counseling or holistic leadership program and must take four graduate courses during their senior year. Of the four courses, six credits are applied to the undergraduate degree. Final acceptance into the master's program is contingent upon successful completion of the undergraduate degree and the four graduate courses in the senior year.