Jim Croteau teaching.Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology in the College of Education and Human Development at Western Michigan University. 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.

Program information

Admissions Information

Master's admissions

Doctoral admissions

MA 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:

April 19

6 p.m.

May 17

11:30 a.m.

June 23

1:30 p.m.

July 13

5 p.m.

August 8

1 p.m.

Application instructions

WMU has a new online graduate application system that 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.

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If you have questions

Master's degrees

Counseling Psychology

Contact Dr. Samuel Beasley.

Counselor Education

Contact Dr. Glinda Rawls.


Doctoral degrees

Counseling Psychology

Contact Dr. Samuel Beasley.

Counselor Education

Contact Dr. Glinda Rawls.