How to Apply to Master's Programs

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. Department of Counseling Application Supplement Form
  5. Three Letters of Reference using Department of Counseling reference forms

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 sent to the Graduate School.  Email gradadmissions@uakron.edu for questions or details.

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

Item #4-5 must be sent ot the Department of Counseling.  Email the program coordinator for questions or details:

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

Deadlines

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 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

March 15 deadline for Fall semester admissions; October 1 deadline for Spring semester admissions.

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 Department of Counseling Program. Failure to report a criminal history may result in denial and/or dismissal from the Department of Counseling and the program. It is the prerogative of the Department 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 Department 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.

Master's Application Downloads


For more information on the master's programs, contact:  
 

Dr. Karin Jordan Dr. Karin Jordan
Professor and Department Chair
(330) 972-5515


Dr. Cynthia Reynolds
Program Coordinator, School Counseling and Classroom Guidance for Teachers Programs
(330) 972-6748

Rob Schwartz Dr. Robert C. Schwartz
Program Coordinator, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program
(330) 972-8155