Doctor of Philosophy Program 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.

Application Deadline

  • Admissions information for UW Laramie Campus Applications deadline is closed for fall 2024.

  • Update as of 4.22.2024- We will not be running a CNSL PhD cohort for fall 2024.

  • Please feel free to check back in December of 2024 if seriously interested in applying to a possible fall 2025 cohort.

  • This doctoral program is an on-campus, in Laramie, cohort program.

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 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. 

Step 3: Personal Interview Day 

Please plan to visit UW for a personal interview, usually occurring mid to end of February.

We intend to host Interview Day on: TBA

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 transcripts 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:
Lay-nah Blue Morris-Howe
Doctoral Coordinator
(307) 766-3123
Tiffany J. Le GAL
Office Associate, Senior
(307) 766-5649

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