Counselor Education

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Admissions 

Apply to the School of Graduate Studies

Apply to the School of Graduate Studies online at least 1 month prior to the Department of Counselor Education deadline.

  • Follow the instructions, create a profile, sign in, and complete the graduate application online. Read all of the application instructions on the Graduate Studies application page. (Application fees and transcripts are sent to Macomb)
  • NOTE: All transcripts are sent to the school of Graduate Studies in Macomb (send them early in the process!).

If you are interested in a Graduate Assistantship, the application is included on the online application from the School of Graduate Studies. 

Department Review of Completed Application Materials:

A Departmental Selection Committee must recommend applicants for admission to the graduate program in the Department of Counselor Education. The Selection Committee requires references, transcripts, screening interview, and an essay.

Considerations for screening interviews will not take place until all required documents are received and approved by the deadline. We are a SELECTIVE ADMISSION department. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee an invitation for screening or admission into the department. Admission decisions are based on all criteria considered in relationship to the needs of the department, number of students who can be reasonably accommodated, professional conduct, and demonstrated potential for success.

    1. Completed applications will be reviewed and top applications will be forwarded to the Selection and Retention Committee.
    2. Shortly after the screening deadline, select candidates for the Department of Counselor Education will be contacted with further information regarding the Department's screening day.   Those with complete applications but not invited for a screening interview will be notified in writing.

Ensure that the Department of Counselor Education, the School of Graduate Studies and the Registrar's Office have your current mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail. Failure to provide current information and/or check for messages/letters may result in a missed opportunity.