Application Requirements

Graduate student applicants must apply online. Contact the Graduate School (406-243-2572) with further questions regarding the online application process.

See below for details about application requirements and please also consult our list of Application FAQs.

If admitted, Counselor Education students may begin their graduate program in either Summer Session or Fall Semester.

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  • Current resume (CV)
  • 3 Letters of recommendation
  • Official academic transcripts from ALL higher-education institutions of previous study
  • Personal statement - tell us more about you, your motivations to pursue a counseling degree, the qualities you would bring to the profession, and what you hope to do with the degree. Personal statements should be 1.5 to 2 pages, single spaced.
  • OPTIONAL: Official GRE scores - these should be included if you feel they will strengthen your application to the program
  • International applicants: please see English Language Requirements if applicable

The application submission deadline for the Counselor Education master's programs is January 15th. All application materials must be received on or before the January 15th deadline.

  • Current résumé (CV)
  • 3 Letters of recommendation
  • Official academic transcripts from ALL higher-education institutions of previous study
  • Official GRE scores 
    • Doctoral applicants must have a minimum GRE verbal score of 153 and math score of 146 (500 verbal, 500 math converted score prior to 9/1/2011)
    • In the event of a lower GRE score, on rare occasions, a combination of other factors may allow for provisional acceptance
  • Personal statement
    • Tell us more about you, your motivations for pursuing a doctoral degree in counselor education, the qualities you would bring to the profession, what you hope to do with the degree
  • International applicants: please see English Language Requirements if applicable

The application submission deadline for the Counselor Education & Counseling doctoral program is December 15. All application materials must be received by the December 15 deadline. A second round of applicant reviews will be conducted January 15, if positions are unfilled.

  • Current résumé (CV)
  • 3 Letters of recommendation
  • Official academic transcripts from ALL higher-education institutions of previous study
  • OPTIONAL: Official GRE scores - these should be included if you feel they will strengthen your application to the program
  • Personal statement
    • Tell us more about you, your motivations for pursuing a doctoral degree in counselor education, the qualities you would bring to the profession, what you hope to do with the degree
  • International applicants: please see English Language Requirements if applicable
The application submission deadline for the Counselor Education specialist program is January 15. All application materials must be received on or before the January 15th deadline.