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Doctor of Philosophy Program Admission

Doctor of Philosophy Program Admission

Application Deadline

In accord with action taken by the UW Board of Trustees new admissions to the PhD program in Counselor Education & Supervision are currently paused. We are no longer accepting applications for this program at this time.


Admission Requirements

Domestic Students

GPA: 3.0

GRE: not required

International Students

TOEFL: 80 minimum online score, 20 minimum score in each subset and the score must be from within the last 2 years, OR IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score with 6 minimum in each subset.

GRE: 151 minimum verbal and 153 minimum quantitative

Other requirements
Master of Arts or Master of Science Degree in Counseling


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 the fall 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 save this date!


Please plan to visit UW for a personal interview, usually occurring at the end of January. Applications are reviewed, and faculty members invite the qualified applicants to attend the required interview day in Laramie.


Required Documents

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

  • A letter of intent (five page maximum) describing:
    • Occupational and personal goals
    • Fit between your goals and the UW Counselor Education and Supervision Ph.D. Program
  • A summary of your academic background
  • A current academic 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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