Application Requirements

PhD in Counseling

  • Master’s degree in counseling or closely related field
  • GRE scores, taken within the last five years
  • Official transcripts of previous earned degrees and coursework
  • Three professional letters of recommendation
  • Current resume
  • Response to three essays

Master’s in Counseling Program

  • Transcript: one from each college attended
  • Write an essay of no more than three double spaced pages in response to the prompt below. Your essay should reflect your developing knowledge of and interest in the counseling profession and your potential place within it. Address each of the areas identified below:
    • What draws you to counseling and the particular concentration you have chosen within that profession;
    • Discuss any personal and professional experiences that have helped prepare you to begin graduate studies in the counseling profession;
    • Share your perspective regarding the role of multiculturalism and social justice in counseling
  • Letters of recommendation: Two (If graduated from any academic program in the past three years, one letter must be from a professor
  • Resume: Required
  • Applicants with a GPA below 2.9 will not be considered for admission

Advanced Counseling (Post-Master’s Certificate) program:

  • Transcript: One from each college attended
  • Essay/Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation

School Counselors (Post-Master’s Certificate) program:

  • Transcript: One from each college attended
  • Essay/Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation

Student Assistance Coordinator Certification and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certificate programs:

  • Transcript: One from each college attended
  • Essay/Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation

Letters of Recommendation:

At least one of your two letters of recommendation should be academic, from a former professor who can attest to your ability to do graduate-level work. This requirement may be waived if you have not been enrolled in college or graduate school in more than seven years.

Letters of recommendation from colleagues, friends or family are not acceptable.