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.
Applications are accepted during both the fall and spring, with deadlines of October 1 and February 1, respectively. The October process is provided for students who would like to make plans early for the coming year. If admitted into the program, students have the option of starting the program in the following summer or fall semester.
The following is a summary of the admissions process. For more details, we encourage all potential applicants to attend an information session. If you have questions about the admissions process, you may contact the Program Coordinator, Dr. Jennifer Betters-Bubon, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students may be admitted to the program with these "deficiencies" (prerequisites not yet completed). Identified deficiencies must be removed prior to enrollment in coursework 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 admissions procedures will be followed. Academic background (including specific deficiencies) will be examined and discussed in the admissions interview.
Steps to apply to the Counselor Education Program:
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 completed 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) to 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 contact the School of Graduate Studies at 262-472-1006 or email@example.com.
Submit application materials to the Counselor Education Department by Feb. 1 or Oct. 1. Electronic documents will be accepted.
Send the above materials to firstname.lastname@example.org (electronically) or in the mail addressed as follows:
Department of Counselor Education
Winther Hall 6035, UW-Whitewater
Whitewater, WI 53190
All documents (hard copies or electronic) must be submitted by the admissions due date or the applicant will not be considered for the current admissions process. When the due date falls on the weekend, the next business day becomes the effective due date.
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 nine (9) credit hours for fall and spring semesters and six (6) credit hours during summer session.
Part-time student loads are defined as fewer than nine (9) credit hours for fall and spring semesters and fewer than six (6) credit hours during summer session.