Master's Program Admission

Prior to Applying

  • An applicant may only apply to one master’s degree program at a time.
  • Before registering for coursework students must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • For full admission applicants are required to have at least a 2.75 GPA for all undergraduate coursework OR at least a 3.00 GPA for the last 64 credits of undergraduate coursework. To be provisionally admitted, applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5.
  • Visit the Graduate School website for more detailed information about University of Akron application requirements. International applicants are encouraged to visit the Office of International Programs website for international application procedures.

Application Materials

  1. Graduate School Application
  2. Official Undergraduate Transcripts (may not be emailed; send official copies to the address below)
  3. Official TOEFL Scores - ONLY INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS (may not be emailed; send official copies to the address below).
  4. School of Counseling Application Supplement Form
  5. Three references using Graduate School online reference forms or professional reference letters.
  6. Graduate Assistant application. NOTE: The School of Counseling does not have undergraduate students therefore we can not hire Master's students as Graduate Assistants. We do keep your application on file and when departments across campus as for our students we forward the applications we have on file.

Note: GRE scores are not required as part of the application materials, and therefore cannot be considered when evaluating applicants.

Items #1-3 must be forwarded to the Graduate School.  Email for questions or details.

Graduate School
The University of Akron
469 Polsky Building
Akron, OH 44325-2101 (USA)

Item #4-5 may be forwarded to the School of Counseling or to The Graduate School.  Email the program coordinator for questions or details:

School of Counseling
The University of Akron
27 South Forge Street
Akron, OH 44325-5007 (USA)


Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program - Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants are strongly urged to apply as early as possible. For applicants who have complete application materials on file and who are selected for an interview, admission interviews usually begin in January for the Fall admission cohort, and late September for the Spring admission cohort. New admits will not be accepted once the program reaches cohort capacity. 

Classroom Guidance for Teachers Program
Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy Program   
School Counseling Program
mid - October for Spring admission
mid - March for Fall admission                                    

Felony and Other Criminal History Policy

Applicants are required to disclose any current or past criminal charges or convictions, or pending charges that might result in a conviction, when applying for admission to a School of Counseling Program. Failure to report a criminal history may result in denial and/or dismissal from the School of Counseling and the program. It is the prerogative of the School of Counseling faculty and administration to request additional information about the criminal history, and based on the information provided, to deny admission (and/or for School of Counseling students, to be dismissed), as students in all Department programs are preparing to work with a vulnerable population and must apply for background checks prior to internship and licensure.