How to Apply
These instructions and requirements are for all applicants. Your application will require the following items. The following are acceptable document types for uploads: .pdf, .jpeg, .jpg, .gif, .tiff, .png, .doc, .docx, and bitmap.
1. Prepare Your Application
You are required to upload a copy of your most recent résumé or curriculum vitae as part of your application. Be sure to include all relevant work experience, including any part- or full-time work experience or volunteer experiences in clinical settings.
Statement of Purpose
This statement is your opportunity to introduce yourself to the admissions committee and demonstrate your knowledge of and passion for the field. Let us know your goals, interests, and career plans as they relate to earning your degree. Specifically, how have your experiences – education, volunteer, and/or work experience – led you to pursue a career in counseling? The statement should be two to three double-spaced pages, and it should explain your reasons for pursuing a graduate degree in counseling.
Letters of Recommendation
Submit two letters of recommendation. Be sure to request them well in advance of the deadline. Read detailed instructions on submitting letters of recommendation.
Upload one official copy of transcripts from every postsecondary school you have attended or are attending. Make sure to request them in advance of the deadline.
If you completed or are completing a degree at an institution outside of the US or Canada, you are required to provide a WES or ECE evaluation. Please review our requirements for translation and a course-by-course evaluation of your transcripts.
Proficiency in English
These scores are required only if your native language is not English and you did not receive the equivalent of a four-year US undergraduate degree in which the main language of instruction was English. In order to apply for the program, you must have a minimum TOEFL score of 100.
Please note: All applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents living in the United States for the duration of the program. Students living outside of the United States are not eligible for the program at this time.
After you fill in and upload the required information, you can submit your completed application. Your application must be completed, dated, electronically signed, and submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST of the stated deadline.
Nonrefundable Application Fee
A $75 nonrefundable application fee is required upon submission of your application and can be paid using any major credit card. If you submit by the priority deadline, the nonrefundable application fee will be reduced to $45.
3. Receive Your Admissions Decision
You will be notified about your decision by email.
Application deadlines are "in-office" deadlines, not postmark deadlines. It is your responsibility to ensure that all materials are in the Office of Graduate Admissions by the appropriate deadline, and we reserve the right to return any application that arrives after the deadline. Only completed applications will be considered. Should a deadline fall on a weekend, the in-office deadline will be the next business day. We advise you to apply early.