Approximately 6-10 doctoral students are admitted to the Counselor Education program annually. Review of applications begins on January 15, 2023, for the Fall 2023 admission term. Prospective students can apply by selecting the following program code: PH6265. Required application materials include:
- Transcripts showing a Master’s degree in Counseling or a closely-related field with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants that do not meet the GPA criteria may still apply but should address past academic performance and aptitude for doctoral study in the Personal Statement. The review committee will consider additional information provided by the applicant and references on an individual basis.
- Résumé/CV highlighting the professional experience of a nature and extent appropriate to doctoral study in Counselor Education. Include information on counseling, teaching, research, writing, and participation in professional organizations.
- Three letters of recommendation written by current or former professors/supervisors, or others in the field who can address the applicant’s suitability for doctoral-level work in Counselor Education and Supervision.
- Personal Statement of approximately 5-7 double-spaced typed pages addressing the following:
- What are your career goals?
- What qualities and skills do you possess that you believe enable you to become an effective counselor educator?
- Describe your personal characteristics that will be assets and challenges to your study in counselor education?
- Doctoral students typically work as supervisors and co-instructors. Describe how you will work with faculty and students in these roles.
- How will you manage your personal and professional boundaries through a demanding doctoral program?
- Describe your culturally relevant interpersonal experiences with individuals or groups who differ from you (e.g., race, gender, sexual orientation, age, spiritual beliefs, ability).
- What distinguishes you from other candidates for the counselor education program?
- Describe anything else you would like the program faculty to consider with your application.
- Applications will be reviewed by faculty immediately following January 15th.
- Applicants who are short-listed by faculty will be invited for an interview.
- Following the interview, the faculty will submit admissions recommendations to the Graduate College.
- Official notices of admission are sent via email from the Graduate College. Applicants must respond in a timely manner and inform the Graduate College whether or not they accept the offer of admission.
- Students who accept an offer of admission and then change their minds about attending must inform the Program Coordinator and Graduate College immediately.
- Accepted students will receive communication from the program coordinator about their assigned faculty advisor, orientation, and course registration.
The Counselor Education program continues to accept applications beyond the January 15th priority deadline. Interested applicants for the doctoral program are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Prospective students interested in applying after the January 15th date must contact the Program Coordinator directly. Applications will only be considered if all positions have not been filled. Students are admitted for the Fall semester each year and may begin taking elective coursework in the preceding Summer session.