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UW at Casper Counseling Programs

School of Counseling, Leadership, Advocacy, and Design

Master's Degree in Counseling

The M.S. in Counseling program prepares graduates for counseling professions in a variety of settings, including independent practices, substance abuse treatment centers, hospitals, schools, and many more. Students choose a concentration in Mental Health Counseling or School Counseling. Students learn a variety of counseling theories and are supported to create their own style and theory of counseling.

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Program Details

The master's degree program is structured as a 61-credit hour program over a 3-year cycle with a cohort model. We offer two tracks to select from in the program: mental health counseling and school counseling. A typical semester includes 9 credit hours each fall & spring with 6 credit hours in the summer. See course sequence below for specifics.

Actual counseling sessions with clients begin during the spring of the second year with a practicum course and clinically focused coursework continues through the rest of the program with supervised internships at various field sites. Clinical work is complemented by academic content courses which assist students in developing their own counselor identity and professional role to empower and advocate for their clients as well as be leaders in our global society.

Required Courses

Required course sequence, 3-year plan

Casper Master's Student Handbook


We are proud that the University of Wyoming-Casper Master’s in Counseling program is fully CACREP equivalent at this time, submitting a self-study for full accreditation as of summer 2018. CACREP is the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. CACREP Accreditation defines quality assurance for counselor preparation programs.

Prospective Students

GPA: 3.0 GRE: no requirement Application Deadline: Dec. 1, 2018 Apply!

Applications are reviewed, and faculty members invite the qualified applicants to attend the required Interview Day. If you are unable to join us for interview day, you must submit GRE scores. We accept a minimum score of 291.

Information Session: An information session about the M.S. in Counseling program at University of Wyoming-Casper will be offered on September 22, 2018 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

The information session will be held on the Casper College campus (125 College Drive, Casper, WY 82601) in the Union/University Building. For participants unable to travel to Casper, we will be offering the option of attending the session via ZoomGo here if you need additional support in navigating how to download or use Zoom.

Interview Date: We will hold the in-person interviews at the University of Wyoming-Casper campus on Saturday, February 23, 2019. Additional information will be provided to those invited to attend.

International Students: Welcome and thank you for your interest in our program! Either a TOEFL score or an IELTS score is acceptable. We require a minimum score of 80 for the online TOEFL exam, with minimum scores of 20 in each subset, and the score must be at least two years current. For the IELTS exam, we require a minimum overall score of 6.5, with minimum scores of 6 in each subset, and the score must be at least two years current.

Tuition and Fees

The University of Wyoming was ranked #1 on Student Loan Hero's list of “20 States Where College Is Worth the Cost,” and #3 on Growella's list of "Best Colleges for Students Who Take Loans."

Note: All courses are offered on the UW Casper campus.

Additional UW at a Distance course fee: $25/credit.

Please refer to the Cost of Attendance page for details.

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How to Apply

Application Requirements

    • Required documents for the UWC program application
      • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official copies should be sent to UW admissions)
      • Summary of academic background
      • Three letters of recommendation (use the applicant portal to request your letters)
      • A personal statement (four page maximum), 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
      • Your Professional Resume
      • Agree to admissions terms and submit your application
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions should be requested and sent to UW Admissions
    • Address: University of Wyoming Admissions – 1000 E. University Ave. – Laramie, WY 82071

Student Resources

Casper Required Course Sequence, 3-year plan

Casper Master’s Student Handbook

Casper Student Retention & Dismissal Policy

Casper Retention & Dismissal Policy – Student Evaluation Form

Casper Retention & Dismissal Policy – Student Consent Form

Casper Site Supervisor Handbook

Casper Practicum and Internship Site Contrac

Questions about this degree?

Angela Reddick
Office Associate
(307) 268-2713

Dr. Amanda DeDiego
Mental Health Counseling Coordinator
(307) 268-2056

Dr. Eric Dafoe
School Counseling Coordinator
(307) 268-2572

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Casper, WY 82601

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