Applications for the 2019-2020 school year open September 1, 2018.

Graduate online admission

  • Complete the online application. The online application has built-in sections to pay the $40 application fee, to upload your resume, and to type your essay/personal statement. In your essay, describe your reasons for obtaining a master's degree in counseling, relevant educational, work, and life experiences, along with a self-appraisal of your qualifications for the profession and how they fit the mission of this program.

  • Please follow the instructions inside the online application to submit your GRE scores.

  • Submit the following via email to
      • Official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended.
      • Three letters of recommendations that address your potential for success in the program. Letters should include information relevant to your academic performance, interpersonal skills, emotional maturity, and character. The recommender must send recommendations.

For more information

College of Graduate and Online Programs
(317) 955-6128

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