Apply to the MA in Counseling Program

Step by Step Application Instructions:

  1. Review the MA in Counseling Admission Requirements

  2. Acquire and prepare 3 Recommendations for Admission

  3. Explore your financial aid options:

  4. Apply Online

  5. Submit your supplemental application materials:

      • Official transcript(s) noting conferral of degree(s) from all colleges and universities, current and former

      • An essay (3 pages minimum) which addresses the following: personal and professional interests in the professional counseling field; personal background and work history related to counseling field; career goals in the field; and aptitude for succeeding in graduate level education. Provide a statement indicating ways you can contribute to the formation of culturally inclusive and respectful interpersonal relationships in both an individual and a group context.

      • A resume including education, work experiences, leadership activities, volunteer/service work, etc.

      • Three professional recommendations (use our recommendation form), one of which should, ideally, come from a former professor/instructor.

      • Supplemental application materials not uploaded to the online application should be emailed to or mailed to:

    Office of Admissions 
    470 East Lockwood Ave. 
    St. Louis, MO 63119-3194 USA

    For further details on our admission requirements and processes, please visit the graduate catalog.