Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance Admission Procedures
(The below procedures are for Domestic Applicants only, International Applicant information can be found here)
Application materials must be submitted to two separate offices on campus:
1) The UMKC Admissions Office, AND
2) The Division of Counseling and Educational Psychology Office
It is suggested that students apply early to allow for processing time. Materials sent to the UMKC Admissions Office should be received by the application deadline; materials sent to the Division can be postmarked by the application deadline.
1) Materials to be sent to the UMKC Admissions Office:
- UMKC Application for Admission Form and Fee Payment
- Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions previously attended (in sealed envelope or sent directly from each institution). Note: Transcripts should be requested early to ensure receipt by the application deadline.
- Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Score Report Note: GRE scores typically arrive 5-6 weeks after test. Please take the exam early to ensure receipt of scores by the application deadline.
2) Materials to be sent to the Division of Counseling and Educational Psychology Office:
- MA Counseling and Guidance Application
- Three (3) reference forms with professional reference letters attached (Note: References shall not be personal, i.e. family/friends, etc.)
- Statement defining academic and professional goals
Once admitted, students must complete an FBI Criminal Background check prior to enrolling in required practicum and internship courses. To complete the degree program, candidates must:
- Earn grades of B- or better in all Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education (CPCE) courses
- Successfully complete a 2-semester practicum in a local school or in Community Counseling and Assessment Services (the departmental training clinic)
- Successfully complete a 2-semester internship at an approved internship site of the student's choice