Application materials are available online from The Graduate School or by calling 610-436-2943. All required transcripts, letters of recommendation, and goal statements should be sent directly to The Graduate School as directed in the application; sending materials to the Department of Counselor Education will delay the processing of your application. It is recommended that you self-manage the completion of your application by monitoring the completion of your application, especially those items that need to be completed by others (e.g. transcripts, recommendations, etc.). West Chester University transcripts are available at The Graduate School and need not be sent.

The following materials must be submitted to complete the application process:

  • Completed Graduate Application with goal statement
  • Academic transcripts for all completed undergraduate and graduate coursework (official copies are required)
  • Two academic and/or professional references that are completed electronically through the online application process

You can check on the status of your application by calling The Graduate School at 610-436-2943.


When admitting an applicant to counselor education programs, the department makes a commitment to the student's development and future success. Each candidate is given careful consideration through the review of multiple criteria. Admission requires an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university; the accepted standard for students applying to counselor education programs is a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale.


The MEd in School Counseling program and the MS in Clinical Mental Health program welcome applications for Fall admission only.

The application deadline is February 1 for the Clinical Mental Health program.

The application deadline is March 1 for the School Counseling program.

In order for the department to review a candidate's credentials, ALL materials must be received by The Graduate School by the deadline stated above. If any materials are not received by this date, the application is incomplete and cannot be reviewed. Priority will be given to applications received by these deadline dates; applications received after these dates will receive consideration based on available space.  


Standardized scores such as the Graduate Record Exam (GRE's) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT's) are NOT required; however if they are submitted, they will be considered by the Department's Admissions Committee.


Each student in the Counselor Education program is assigned an advisor who is a member of the Counselor Education Program Faculty. The name of your advisor and contact information will be noted in your acceptance letter from the Department of Counselor Education. Your advisor does not need to be contacted before registering for classes, however, you are encouraged to contact your advisor with any questions. In the summer months, if your advisor is not available, please contact the Department Chair, Dr. Eric Owens  or the Assistant Chair, Dr. Peter J. Boccone.

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