Counselor Education: School Counseling (M.A.)

Counselor Education: School Counseling (M.A.)

An image of a calendar icon that is brown with light tan page markers on a gold background with a red border.  Application deadlines

All applications MUST be COMPLETE by the due date listed below in order to be considered for admission.

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Your application must be fully completed by January 15 (Summer/Fall) or September 15 (Spring) not just submitted. We recommend you submit your application at least two weeks prior to the deadline to ensure recommenders have time to complete their recommendations by the deadline.

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A resume or curriculum vitae (CV) is required; please submit within the online application system. Note: for your 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 type written, double-spaced pages, write an essay discussing your professional goals and answer the following questions: 1) describe your professional goals and discuss your reason for applying to a specific Counselor Education program, 2) what qualities are necessary to establish effective counseling relationships and of these qualities give an example of how you demonstrated those qualities in forming relationships, and 3) describe your interaction or experience working with diverse cultural groups and discuss how such experiences strengthened your appreciation for cultural differences.


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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: School Counseling (M.A.) 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 program prepares professionals for counseling positions in public and private elementary, middle and secondary schools in the State of 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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