Counselor Education Admission Information

Admissions to the Counselor Education concentrations is based on the following schedule. Please note that interview dates are subject to minor adjustment, based on faculty availability.

Admission to Start Fall Semester

  • Application deadline: March 1st
  • Interviews: March10th – March 28th
  • Admission targets:
    • Approximately 8 Clinical Mental Health Counseling students.
    • Approximately 8 School Counseling students.
    • Approximately 8 combined Clinical Mental Health + School Counseling students.

Admission to Start Winter Semester

  • Application deadline: September 1st
  • Interviews: March 10th – March 28th
  • Admission targets:
    • Approximately 8 Clinical Mental Health Counseling students.
    • Approximately 8 School Counseling students.
    • Approximately 8 combined Clinical Mental Health + School Counseling students.

Admission to Start Spring/Summer Semester

  • Application deadline: January 1st
  • Interviews: January 10th – January 28th
  • Admission targets:
    • Approximately 8-16 Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling students.
    • Approximately 8-16 School combined Clinical Mental Health + School Counseling students.

Doctoral Program Admissions

  • As we are restructuring our doctoral curriculum, we are not currently accepting doctoral applicants.
  • We hope to resume doctoral admissions for students beginning Fall of 2021

Master's Degree Application Instructions and Requirements

Applicants for the CMHC, SC CRC, and combined CMHC + SC programs must submit the following application materials:

  • The Wayne State University Graduate Admissions Application.
  • A written statement detailing the applicant's personal and professional history as well as their future career goals and reasons for seeking admission.
  • Two blind recommendation letters, ideally from sources familiar with the applicant's academic work.
  • Undergraduate transcripts
    • Applicants with an undergraduate GPA greater than or equal to 2.75 will be considered for regular admission.
    • Applicants with an undergraduate GPA between 2.5 and 2.75 will be considered for provisional admission.
  • Applicants to the Art Therapy specialization are required to submit a portfolio.

After initial screening, qualified applicants will be invited to on campus small group interviews with Counselor Education Faculty members. At this time, applicants will also be required to provide an additional written response to a prompt.

Admission decisions are based on (1) relevance of career goals, (2) aptitude for graduate-level study, (3) potential to successfully form counseling relationships, and (4) respect for cultural differences.