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How to Apply to the Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision

Applying to the Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision requires that you submit material to the Graduate School for the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education.

Applications processes must be completed before receiving an invitation to the Pre-Admissions Workshop (P.A.W.).

Applicants for the Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision should submit:

1. Written Application through the Graduate School

  • Online Application for Admission to the Graduate School
  • A Personal Statement of Purpose/Goals
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores
  • Three Letters of Recommendation completed by individuals holding a Doctoral Degree, using the Graduate School Recommendation Form
  • Official Transcripts from all Undergraduate and Graduate Institutions attended
  • Writing Sample (e.g., a published article, a paper submitted in class, a research proposal, outcomes report written for work, any of which you must be the sole author).
  • Current Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Counselor Education & Supervision Applicant Essay

International (nonimmigrant) students must also submit:

  • Official English translations of academic records from all college and universities attended
  • All test scores, including TOEFL or IELTS
  • Documentation of financial resources. For more information, please go here
Please note that all applicants are responsible for making sure that their materials have been received by the Graduate School for admissions to the the Counseling Education and Supervision Program. We will not contact you to tell you that we are missing, for example, letters of recommendation or GRE scores.

2. Pre-Admissions Workshop (PAW)

After all admissions material is reviewed by the counseling faculty, prospective students will be asked to attend a pre-admissions workshop (PAW). The PAW is a half-day, evaluative event followed by a lunch where prospective students will be able to learn more about the Ph.D. program at NIU, talk with faculty and current doctoral students, and meet other prospective students. Upon completion of the PAW, students are either recommended or not recommended to the program.

For Additional Inquiries Contact: cahc_admissions@niu.edu

Please note that all applicants are responsible for making sure that their materials have been received by the Graduate School and the Counseling Program. We will not contact you to tell you that we are missing, for example, letters of recommendation or GRE scores. For more information about applying for the CES Doctorate of Philosophy, please review our Frequently Asked Questions about the Doctoral Program.

Contact

CAHC_Admissions@niu.edu
815-753-5749

Deadlines

Fall Semester: February 1st
(early summer enrollment may be possible)

Questions?

Ph.D. CES Program FAQ

Ph.D. CES Program Flyer

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