The primary purpose of the graduate programs in Counseling and Human Services is to prepare counselors and other human services personnel to serve as competent school and community counselors, and to create specialized service in student.
The School Counseling Program is designed to prepare professionals for work as school counselors in elementary, middle, and high schools.
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is designed to prepare professional for work in community settings such as counseling centers, agencies, business and industrial and private practice. Students receive preparation in working with individuals, groups, couples, families and organizations.
The new class begins the program in the following summer semester. Admission to the program is a selective process with enrollment limited to 25 qualified students in the day cohort and 25 students in the evening cohort. Students who accept admission to the program must be able to begin class work in the following semester. If this is not possible, admission may be deferred.
The Counseling and Human Services Student/Program Information Bulletin is available for you to read online or download and print on your computer.
The Department of Counseling and Human Services has decided to offer an early admissions process taking place for the first time Fall 2013. This will make successful candidates eligible for early admission in Spring 2014. Each year in the Spring semester, the department selects 50 candidates, 25 for the day and 25 for the evening cohort. The early admissions process creates a window, in the fall semester, for a small number of the slots to be filled early. This provides an opportunity to secure your slot in our next cohort as well as the ability to take classes as an admitted student early. Early admission: will occur annually during the end of the fall semester.
Below are some important dates:
Application Deadline for Early Spring 2014 Admission:
November 1, 2013
Decision regarding admittance: December 1, 2013
On campus interviews: Nov 22, 2013
Slots are limited so apply now!
All standard application requirements are in effect for early admission applicants such as undergraduate transcripts, goal statement, letters of rec, background check, completion of graduate school application, and GRE/MAT scores (waived if you have a Masters degree). Eligible students must have a Bachelors degree and all application materials must be completed by November 1, 2013. For questions regarding the application process, please contact the Student Resource Office (SRO) at 719-255-4996 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants will be required to attend an on-campus interview process with department faculty Nov 22, 2013, 8:30am to 1:00pm. The SRO will be in contact with applicants regarding specific information about the on-campus interview process.
As slots are limited, not all applicants are guaranteed to be selected. Applicants who are not selected will have their applications forwarded to the Spring admissions process which allows students to be eligible to apply for admittance into the cohort beginning Summer 2014. Students who are not selected for early admission are also eligible to take courses as an unclassified student during the Spring semester and then can seek admittance during the spring application process for the next available cohort.
November 1 (Early application deadline for spring semester available every fall)
February 28 (Regular Admission for annual cohort)