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Master of Science Program Admission

Master of Science Program Admission

Application Deadline

December 1, 2022 for Summer 2023- The counseling program admits students as a cohort that begins classes during the summer semester.


Admission Requirements

Domestic Students
GPA: 3.0
GRE: no requirement

International Students
TOEFL: 80 minimum online score and 20 minimum score in each subset, OR IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score with 6 minimum in each subset.
GRE: 291 minimum


How to Apply

Step 1: Apply to UW and the School of Counseling, Leadership, Advocacy and Design through the online applicant portal.

  • Access the UW graduate applicant portal. Make sure to indicate you are applying for summer semester.
  • After completing the initial information page, you will receive an email from the system including a link and your temporary username and password.
  • Please complete the contact, academic, residency information, etc.
  • Submit the application fee
  • Submit ALL required documents to the online document portal (see below for details)
  • Agree to admissions terms and submit your application

Step 2: Submit official copies of transcripts to:

UW Office of Admissions

Knight Hall 150
Department 3435, 1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-5160
Toll Free: (800) 342-5996
E-mail: admissions@uwyo.edu

Step 3: Personal Interview Day
Please hold the date (annually the second Friday in February) to visit UW for a personal interview. Applications are reviewed, and faculty members invite the qualified applicants to attend the required interview day.

 



Required Documents

Please include ALL documents listed below in order for your application to be considered.

  • A letter of intent describing including:
    • The primary reasons for your desire to become a professional counselor
    • Your attributes as well as possible challenges in pursuing a counseling career
    • How your life experiences have prepared you for a career in counseling
    • What kind of student you are and how you manage stress
    • How your personal values and experiences prepare you to meet the ethical obligation of the counseling profession and practice with respect, knowledge and skills related to client diversity and multicultural issues
    • Other factors that you believe may be helpful in evaluating your application
  • A summary of your academic background
  • A current professional resume
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official copies should be sent to UW Admissions)
  • Current recommendation letters addressing leadership skills from three different referees (the portal will send a request to each of them after you enter their email addresses)
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