The Counseling and Counseling Psychology faculty is committed to excellence in the education and training of professional counselors and admission to the program is highly competitive. Applications are evaluated for quality and diversity of experience and background, past academic achievement, personal statement, letters of recommendation, and Graduate Record Examination scores (Verbal, Quantitative, Analytical Writing; scores only valid within the last five years). Please also consult the following checklist for additional guidance.
Competitive applicants must be admissible to the Graduate School, provide evidence of having a high level of academic aptitude, provide evidence of the application of the aptitude in the performance of academic endeavors, and demonstrate interest and commitment to mental health counseling and the profession it represents. Consequently, most applicants admitted to the Professional Counseling program demonstrate strong academic credentials, an academic background in psychology or a related field, and some clinically relevant experience. Applications for admission are reviewed once per year, and all materials must be received by December 15.
The Graduate School allows a maximum of six (6) semester hours of transfer work from other institutions. Nine (9) semester hours of graduate credit earned in a non-matriculated status at the University of Utah may be applied towards a degree. All transfer credit and credit earned in a non-matriculated status must be approved by the student's Supervisory Committee and by the Graduate School.