Admission decisions will be based on faculty review of the completed application, which must include the following:
- Master's degree in Counseling or Counselor Education, preferably CACREP accredited or aligned
- 2 years minimum post Master's professional counseling experience related to the applicant's chosen concentration: community, school, higher education/student affairs or addictions
- Submission of recent GRE scores (no more than 5 yrs old)
- Transcripts indicating receipt of the bachelor's and master's degrees (minimum counseling master's program GPA of 3.5 is required)
- 3 letters of recommendation indicating readiness for a doctoral study: One reference from a professional in the applicant's field and two faculty references
- Current Resume
- Personal Interview: If invited for a personal interview, requirement includes writing sample, done on campus
The Ph.D. in Counselor Education *requires* applicants to complete the online application instead of the paper application, as it will allow for faster processing after the deadline, and allows you as an applicant to track the status of your application up until the deadline. The online application may be found at The Graduate School.
Review of completed applications, including review for doctoral assistantships, will begin on or about November 1 each year. The final application deadline is February 1 each year for the following Fall semester.