Applying for a Master's Degree in School or Community Counseling


The application process consists of two parts: A) Applying to the UWM Graduate School and B) Applying to the Department of Educational Psychology.


A. To the UWM Graduate School:

Students apply to the Graduate School; this process should be initiated as early as possible, but no later than one month before the deadline indicated on our front page so that we receive all materials by the deadline.

1) Applicants are encouraged to complete the Graduate School Application Form online at graduateschool.uwm.edu. Click on "Apply for Admission" and follow the instructions.

2) One copy of official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate credits (if any) the applicant has accumulated to date at other institutions of higher learning must be submitted to the Graduate School. It is the applicant's responsibility to arrange for this to be done.

Admission applications cannot be processed until all official transcripts have been received by the Graduate School.

3) Finally, the Graduate School application also requires a "Statement of Reasons for Graduate Study." Applicants are urged to take special care in describing long range goals, how they see themselves fitting into UWM's program, which has an urban and multicultural emphasis, and relating experiences which influenced their decision to pursue counseling.


Send materials to:

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Graduate School Office
P.O. Box 340
Milwaukee, WI 53201
http://graduateschool.uwm.edu/



B. To the Department of Educational Psychology (Counseling Admissions Committee):


1) Have 3 letters of recommendation sent to the Department of Educational Psychology by writers who can address your academic and interpersonal skills. These must be hard-copy, received in signed, sealed envelopes.

2) Complete a Personal Data Form.

3) Finally, send a copy of your "Statement of Reasons for Graduate Study" to the Department of Educational Psychology. Again, applicants are urged to take special care in describing long range goals, how they see themselves fitting into UWM's program, which has an urban and multicultural emphasis, and relating experiences which influenced their decision to pursue counseling.


Send materials to:

Counseling M.S. Admissions Committee
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Applying for the Post-Master's School or Community Counseling Certification Program


1) Graduates of the UWM master's program in counseling need only submit a Non-Degree Candidate (NDC) application form. Applicants apply to the Graduate School as non-degree candidates and are recommended for admission by the Counseling Area Chair.

All other applicants who possess a master's degree may be considered for admission to the Post-Master's School or Community Counseling Certification sequence. In order to successfully complete the certification sequence, a student must be accepted into the Post-Master's Certification Program.

To be considered, applicants must have a graduate GPA of 3.0 or better. The department must receive all materials same deadline indicated on our front page for the Counseling M.S. programs. To ensure department receipt of materials on time, be sure to submit all information (Application, Transcripts, and Reasons for Graduate Study) to the Graduate School and supporting materials (three letters of recommendation, Personal Data Form, and Career Statement if applying to the Post-Master's Certification sequence) to the Department of Educational Psychology Counseling Program a month before the indicated deadline.

Applicants must submit the following to the Graduate School as part of the admissions process:

A. Application Form for Graduate Non-Degree Admission

B. Official Transcripts if not already on file


Send materials to:

Graduate School
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
P.O. Box 340
Milwaukee, WI 53201


2) In addition, applicants must submit the following to the Counseling Post-M.S. Certification Admissions Committee in the Department of Educational Psychology as part of the admissions process for the certification program.


A. Three letters of reference which must address the applicant's academic and interpersonal skills. These must be hard-copy, received in signed, sealed envelopes.

B. A completed Career Statement Form

C. A completed Personal Data Form


Send materials to:

Counseling Post-M.S. Certification Admissions Committee
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201