Master of Science Program Admission

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure their application (for the correct term) is complete by the date listed (including reference letters). Applications not fully completed will not be reviewed.

Application Deadline - Laramie 

December 1, 2023 for summer 2024- This counseling program admits students as a cohort that begins classes during the summer semester. The application portal for summer 2024 is now closed. 

This program admit every summer. Please complete your application!

December 1, 2024 for summer 2025 - The application portal for summer 2025  is open.

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 transcripts from all colleges 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

Note: Please do not wait to have ALL colleges send official transcripts to Admissions. It is University policy that the UW Admissions Office require official transcripts from every college you have attended. This includes your undergraduate transcript, AND all colleges that you have transferred coursework in from. This process can take some time to request, send, receive, and process. 

If you attended UW, you do not have to contact UW Admissions Office to send official transcripts to UW. They will know to "pull' them, when you are admitted. 

Applications are initially reviewed, and faculty members invite the qualified applicants to attend the required interview day. 

Step 3: Personal Interview Day
Please hold the date (annually the second Friday in February) to visit the UW campus, in Laramie, face-to-face, for an on-campus Interview Day Event with all the applicants. Students will participate in several group activities, a personal interview, and tour the WellSpring Counseling Clinic.

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, February 9, 2024.

Typically, we invite 1/2 the students to join us in the AM; 8:30 am to 12:00 pm, and the other 1/2, join us from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Light refreshments will be provided to all students from 12-1 pm while  interviewees may visit and chat with current MS and PhD students.

We simply cannot replicate the face-to-face Interview Day Event via zoom. Please do try to attend in person.

Please make tentative and/or reimbursable travel arrangements as needed. 

Also, please pay attention to the Wyoming weather and roads when traveling. Be safe!

-We may use Google Surveys to track RSVP's.

-The invites to interview day went out before Christmas.

-Second request to confirm RSVP to Interview Day out on Friday, February 1, 2024.

-Itinerary will go out tentatively on Tuesday, February 6, 2024.

Cohort Selection Process:

Please do allow us up to 6 weeks, minimum, after Interview Day, to meet, review Interview Day feedback, scores, completed application materials, and discuss, and select our cohort for summer. This is a very long process, and it does take time. We may send out 2 rounds of acceptance letters. We appreciate your patience.

UPDATES: If we have any updates to share regarding the Interview Day event and/or cohort selection process, we will post those details here!

*The first round of official Invites and Acceptance letters to join the CNSL MS- Laramie Summer 2024 Cohort will go out on Monday, March 4th, 2024!

*The second round out on March 11, 2024.


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 of all colleges 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)

We prefer to review complete applications. Please be sure to complete your application!

Contact us:

Michael Morgan
Counseling Program Coordinator,
Mental Health Coordinator
(307) 766-7657

Lindsey Nichols
School Counseling Coordinator
(307) 766-5715

Tiffany J. Le GAL
Office Associate, Senior
(307 766-5649


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