Admissions: M.Coun. in School Counseling

Admissions requirements

Qualifications for admissions are determined by both the OSU Graduate School and the program. Visit the OSU Graduate School website to review the minimum admissions requirements.

Competitive admissions

Twelve spots per year are available in the cohort.
Due to the competitive nature of the process, those who pass the initial screening of written applications will be invited for a personal interview, after which the final cohort composition will be determined.

The following are evaluated in the process of determining whether an applicant will be recommended to the Graduate School for admission:

  • Academic background
  • Personal and emotional suitability
  • Volunteer or paid experience in the helping professions
  • Educational and professional goals

When to apply

The application deadline is Jan. 31.

A new 12-member cohort is admitted once a year for a summer term start.

How to apply

To apply to the OSU Graduate School and to the Masters in Counseling (M.Coun.) program, go to the OSU Graduate School’s online application form. Log in or click on "create new account" to begin the application process. Use major code 2970.

The nonrefundable application fee is $75.

In addition to application materials required by the Graduate School, you’ll need to submit three letters of recommendation and a writing sample.

Note: Although the Graduate School application is submitted online electronically – and all of the documentation (scores, transcripts, etc.) can be uploaded as attachments – some students may choose to mail their documentation. (You DO NOT have to mail AND upload your documents.)

Accompanying materials can be mailed to:
OSU Graduate School
300 Kerr Administration Building
Corvallis, OR, 97331


For admissions questions, please contact:

Abraham Cazares-Cervantes, Ph.D.
Program coordinator and instructor
OSU College of Education

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