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The Professional Counseling Program admits graduate students every summer term. Completed applications are due by January 15 to the Office of Graduate Studies for consideration for admission the following summer. Applications received after the deadline will be considered in the next application cycle.

The Counseling and Human Services Department is not accepting applications for the Student Affairs and College Counseling and Clinical College Counseling emphases.

After the faculty have reviewed the applications, letters are sent out to approved applicants for an on-campus interview. Applicants will receive their interview invitation letter in early February.

Required Application Materials

completed application is one that provides both the materials submitted by the applicant and all required materials provided by other sources.

  1. Online application
  2. Application Fee
  3. Application Supplement
  4. Disclosure Form
  5. Two letters of reference and the reference form
  6. Official undergraduate transcripts
  7. Current resume
  8. Complete a Criminal Background Check

Applications received after the January15 deadline will be considered in the next application cycle.

Admission in full standing requires:
  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university or college
  • A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 overall or 3.25 in the last one-half (4.00 scale)
  • Counseling related experience preferred
  • Two letters of reference and the reference form
  • A completed application supplement
  • College of Education and Human Services disclosure statement
  • An individual and group interview with department faculty members, current students and candidates for admission
  • Current resume
On-Campus Interview

The on-campus interviews is an interactive and engaging day. Students meet with professors, other prospective students and current graduate students in the Professional Counseling Program. This day is designed to help the faculty and you make an informed decision about admission into the program.

On-Campus Interview Day

  • The day begins with faculty introductions and a brief orientation to the program
  • The interview process involves both individual and group interviews. The individual interviews are with faculty and the group process interview(s) is facilitated by two faculty members. 
  • Throughout the day, current graduate students from will be available to chat and answer any questions you may have about the program.

Once the interview process is complete, the faculty will immediately review applications and make their decisions. Applicants selected will receive an official letter(email)regarding the admission decision. This notification is mailed about two days after the on-campus interview.


Congratulations! If you were invited to the Orientation, you are officially a member of our professional counseling community.

The orientation is held in early spring and is designed to acclimate you to the department and program before beginning summer courses. Faculty will go over a number of different topics including course curriculum, practicum and internship information, student assessments, registration and advising. The National Honor Society for Counseling, Chi Sigma Iotawill also give a brief overview of the student organization.

Orientation attendance is required as you receive valuable information and complete some required paperwork. In the event you cannot attend the orientation please contact the department for alternative arrangements.

The orientation will end with an optional campus tour including services available in ReeveParking ServicesPolk LibraryWellness Center, Health Center, services in Dempsey, and Student Success Center.