Formal Admission Process
The Department of Counseling offers either a Master of Science (MS) or Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling. Both require program-specific concentrations in the intended field of study. Please visit the Graduate Catalog for more information about each program.
Fall - March 1
Spring - October 1
Summer - March 1
- Baccalaureate degree
- 15 semester hours in behavioral sciences or closely related fields with a 3.0 GPA for Clinical Mental Health, Student Affairs and Gerontology Counseling applicants.
- Baccalaureate degreeGraduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogy Test (MAT)
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogy Test (MAT)
- *May be waived if an advanced degree has been completed
- Three (3) letters of recommendation
- *Must be from persons who can speak for the candidate's professional competence and academic ability.
- Applicants must have completed a minimum of 15 undergraduate or graduate hours in behavior science, not including counseling courses.
- Completion of personality inventory
- Group Interview results
- Writing sample, if not completed as part of the GRE
If you have further questions please contact the Department of Counseling at 402-554-2727.
- Apply to the UNO Graduate College, indicating your desire to be accepted into the counseling degree program. You can find the link to apply for admission to the Office of Graduate Studies. After your application and transcripts are received by the Admissions Office and you are admitted as a graduate student the Graduate College will forward your application to the Department of Counseling.
- Apply for Admission to the Counseling Department. Contact our admission coordinators at (402) 554-2764. The Department of Counseling will then provide you with additional information about the application procedures and assist you through the process. Be sure to ask about deadlines!
Please visit the Graduate Catalog to learn more about MA and MS program-specific details.