Location: Winther Hall 6035
Admissions is a competitive process based on criteria including academic preparation, ability to communicate effectively, potential to work with diverse populations, experience in counseling or related positions, and demonstrated commitment to the counseling field.
There are two admission cycles: fall and spring. The fall deadline for submitting application materials is October 1. The spring deadline for submitting application materials is February 1.
The following is summary of the admissions process. For details, attend an information session. If you have questions about the admissions process, you may contact the Program Coordinator, Dr. Jennifer Betters-Bubon, at email@example.com.
Students may be admitted to the program with these "deficiencies" (prerequisites not yet completed). Identified deficiencies must be removed prior to enrollment in course work beyond the first nine (9) credits. Courses taken to remove deficiencies may be at the undergraduate or graduate level. Credit earned to remove deficiencies will not count toward the degree requirements for the Master of Science in Counseling.
*Students seeking an exception (based on an undergraduate GPA of less than 2.75) to the admissions standards should do the following:
On receipt of these materials, the regular admission procedures will be followed. Academic background (including specific deficiencies) will be examined and discussed in the admission interview.
Steps to apply to the Counselor Education Program
Step 1: Apply to the School of Graduate Studies by either February 1 or October 1. Click here to access the online application. To apply, you must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and have an overall undergraduate grade point average of *2.75 on a four-point scale. The application needs to be complete and received by Feb 1 or Oct 1 along with a $56.00 application fee.
Request a hard copy of transcripts from your undergraduate school(s) be sent to the UW-Whitewater School of Graduate Studies by Feb 1 or Oct 1.
School of Graduate Studies
Roseman 2013, UW-Whitewater
Whitewater, WI 53190
The School of Graduate Studies will forward the application and transcripts to the Counselor Education Department. For more information you can call or write to the School of Graduate Studies at 262-472-1006, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once this application is complete, a link will be provided for reference letters. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide their references with this link.
Step 2: Submit application materials to the Counselor Education Department by Feb 1 or Oct 1. Electronic documents will be accepted.
Send the above materials to email@example.com.
All electronic documents must be received by the admissions due date or the applicant will not be considered for the current admission process. When the due date falls on the weekend, the next business day becomes the effective due date.
Step 3: Departmental Review
There are two admissions cycles, fall and spring. The deadline for submitting application materials for a fall review is October 1. The deadline for submitting application materials for a spring review is February 1. Start dates are routinely summer and fall.
Full-time student loads are defined as 9 credit hours fall and spring semesters, and 6 credit hours during summer session.
Part-time student loads are defined as fewer than 9 credit hours fall and spring semesters, and fewer than 6 credit hours during summer session.