Master's Admissions—International Students

All master's degree application materials must be received by our office on or before the appropriate application deadline. The Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology at Western Michigan University has three different application deadlines for master's program admissions during the year:

  • Jan. 15 for ensuing summer and fall semester
  • May 15, also for the ensuing fall semester
  • Sept. 15 for the following spring semester

Applicants interested in beginning their graduate master's degree studies in the fall semester are encouraged to meet the Jan. 15 application deadline. This allows applicants to receive admission offers well in advance of the fall semester. Also, applicants who plan to seek assistantships or campus employment beginning in the fall semester should apply by Jan. 15 to be competitive for such assistance or positions.

Please note that counselor education and counseling psychology master's program application deadlines are different from the general published deadlines on the  Office of International Admissions and Services website. Applications should be sure to meet applicable Office of International Admissions and Services and department deadlines for the semester they wish to begin their graduate studies.

Admissions process

WMU has a new online graduate application system that allows all students (including international) to submit required information into one system. General application information for the University, as well as specific requirements for individual programs, are captured into this system.

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Application requirements

For more information

Contact the Office of International Admissions and Services.