Counseling Psychology (EdSp)

This is a education specialist degree in educational, school and counseling psychology with an emphasis in counseling psychology.

This degree is part of the counseling psychology program, housed in the Department of Educational, School & Counseling Psychology.

Degree Requirements

Counseling Psychology Education Specialist Planner

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This degree program has rolling admissions.

Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum qualifications for admission:

How to Apply

Submit the following documents using the MU Office of Graduate Studies application (ApplyYourself):

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • CV/resume
  • Official academic transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate work
    • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 from an accredited institution in psychology, education or a related major
  • Statement of purpose addressing the following:
    • Describe interests and experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds (e.g. ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, religious, ability status, sexual orientation). How have these experiences influenced you? (250-word limit)
    • Describe experiences that demonstrate your potential for leadership that you believe distinguish you as a candidate for graduate study. (250-word limit)
    • Describe (1) your previous experience serving in a helping or counseling role, (2) your interests and career objectives, (3) how these interests and career objectives have developed, (4) how these interests match those of specific program faculty, and (5) how being accepted into the program of your choice will benefit your career aspirations and help you act upon your beliefs, goals and philosophy. (1,000-word limit)
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
    • Tests taken on or after Aug.1, 2011, should have a combined verbal and quantitative score of 305.
    • Institution code: 6875
  • TOEFL for international students (preferred score of 580 for paper test, 92 iBT, IELTS 6.5 or higher)
    • Institution code: 6875