The mission of the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology is to develop competent, ethical and culturally sensitive counselor education and counseling psychology professionals through graduate education and scholarship. To accomplish this mission, the department offers doctoral training in counseling psychology and counselor education and master's level training in counseling psychology, counselor education (clinical mental health counseling; marriage, couples and family counseling; and school counseling), and rehabilitation counseling and rehabilitation counseling/teaching with a concentration in blindness.

We strive to recruit and retain students of diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds from local, state, national and international locations. We look forward to receiving your complete application.

  • How to apply

    WMU's online graduate application system allows all students (domestic and 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.

Upcoming info sessions

Accelerated Master's in Counseling Psychology Sessions (AGDP)

The Accelerated Master's in Counseling Psychology (AGDP) is for current undergraduate students at Western Michigan University with majors from the department of Psychology. Students from the Department of Psychology must have junior or senior status to be eligible for the program.  Prospective students from outside of WMU should attend one of the Master's Information Sessions in the next section.

Master's Information Sessions

The Unit Director of the Counselor Education training program and the Training Director of the Counseling Psychology training program are hosting information sessions for students who are interested in our master's program. If you would hear more about the differences between the different master's options (e.g., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Counseling Psychology), want to know what we look for in competitive applicants, or have specific questions about the programs, you should attend one of the information sessions. 

The information sessions will be held on the following days:

Doctoral Information Sessions




Counseling Psychology


Mark St. Martin
Dr. Mark St. Martin
Associate Professor and Counseling Psychology Unit Director
Counselor Education


Dr. Gary Bischof
Professor and Counselor Education Unit Director