Apply to The University of Akron School of Counseling master's program by following the instructions detailed below.

► Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

► Master's in Marriage & Family Counseling/Therapy

► Master's in School Counseling

Prior to Applying


  • You must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution before a final admission decision can be made.
    • There are no restrictions on the specific type of undergraduate degree earned.
  • Visit the Graduate School website for more detailed information about University of Akron application requirements.
  • International applicants are encouraged to visit the International Center website for international application procedures.
  • You must have at least a 2.75 GPA for all undergraduate coursework OR a 3.00 GPA for the last 64 credits of undergraduate coursework.
  • A 2.5 GPA or better for all undergraduate coursework is required for provisional admission.
  • A GPA lower than 2.5 for all undergraduate coursework may preclude an applicant from obtaining admission.

Speak with a program coordinator for alternatives or if you have any questions.

Application Materials

The following application materials are needed for all School of Counseling master’s programs. For questions please contact a program coordinator.

Note: GRE scores are not required as part of the application materials.

  1. The University of Akron Graduate School application
  2. Official undergraduate transcripts sent to the address below
  3. Official TOEFL Scores - International student applicants only sent by the student or testing organization to the address below
  4. School of Counseling Application Supplement Form
  5. Three (3) references using Graduate School online reference forms or professional reference letters

The Graduate School's contact info below:

The Graduate School
The University of Akron
515 Leigh Hall
Akron, OH 44325-2101 (USA)


Phone: 330-972-7663

Graduate Assistant

The School of Counseling does not offer master’s-level graduate assistantships. We do keep an application on file for requests from other units across campus. Graduate Assistant application.


Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program 

  • Rolling admissions
  • No strict application due date
  • Admissions occur on a first come – first served basis
  • Applicants are strongly urged to apply early due to limited enrollment (approx. 20 students in each new cohort)
  • Admission interviews usually begin in late January for the next Fall admission cohort, and late September for the next Spring admission cohort

Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy Program, and School Counseling Program

  • Application deadline is March 15 for the next Fall admission cohort, and October 15 for the next Spring admission cohort
  • Review of applications will begin and interviews will be scheduled after these deadlines

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.