Counselor Education: Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling (M.A.)

Counselor Education: Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling (M.A.)

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January 15 for ensuing Summer I and Summer II and Fall Semesters; and September 15 for Spring Semester. 

 

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A resume or curriculum vitae (CV) is required; please submit within the online application system. Note for Resume: This should be no more than two pages in length, and in addition to the standard elements of a resume (e.g., educational and paid work experiences, etc.), please be sure you identify and clearly label all volunteer human service experience, including starting and ending dates.

 

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This program does not require a graduate test.

Note: International applicants may have to provide evidence of English language proficiency. More information can be found within the online application.

 

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This program requires three recommendation letters. Be certain that persons who are knowledgeable of your academic work and/or your professional experience to date fill out the recommendation forms, e.g. professors, employers, supervisors. Please send email requests for such recommendation from within the online system.

 

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Please prepare a statement which covers the following information, and attach it within the online application:

On no more than two typewritten, double-spaced pages, write an essay discussing your professional goals. Give attention to work with racial or ethnic minorities and diverse populations throughout your essay. Include: a) your reason for wanting to be in a specific program; b) your professional goals as they relate to that program; c) an assessment of your personal assets and liabilities; and d) life experiences that might be useful in your work as a helping professional, including your work with racial/ethnic minorities and diverse populations.

 

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This program does not require any previous written work be submitted.

 

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Complete this program supplemental application program form below. Save it using your last name in the document name, and then submit the saved document within the online application. Note: This form must be saved as a .pdf before uploading so that all answers will transfer to the application. 

Counselor Education: Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling (M.A.) program supplemental application

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An official transcript from each institution attended after high school is required. Applicants are not required to submit an official transcript of courses taken/completed at WMU. Applicants are not required to submit an official transcript of courses taken/completed at WMU.

 

An image of a brown I in a brown circle on a gold background with a green border.  Additional information

This 60-hour program combines a counseling core with an emphasis on understanding the issues faced by contemporary couples and families. The program meets the educational requirements for the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Michigan and is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Working with an advisor, it can also meet the educational requirements for the Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Michigan.

If you have any questions, please review the website below for program and contact information.

Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology — College of Education and Human Development

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