Online Certificate in Play Therapy Admissions

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.


July 1 for Fall enrollment - This post-master's certificate program only admits cohorts in fall semester (which typically begins in mid to late August.)


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


Step 1: Apply to UW, and the Play Therapy Certificate in Counseling through the online portal. This certificate is located in the College of Education under Certificates.

  • Access the UW graduate applicant portal. Make sure to indicate you are applying for 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 transcripts of 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. 



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

  • A Play Therapy Self Statement or 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 current professional license certificate
  • A current professional resume
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts: Master’s or Higher Mental Health Degree, plus Undergraduate, (including UW transcripts). <The faculty review these.)
* Please refer to step 2 above regarding having all schools send official transcripts directly to UW Admissions Office.

*We do not require recommendation letters to apply to this post-master's certificate program.

Contact Us:
Paul Maddox
Play Therapy Certificate Coordinator,
UW at Casper
(307) 268-2572

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