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How To Apply - Graduate Studies

Step 1 - Go to: to create a username and password, then begin filling out the application. The application is entirely online.

Step 2 – Upload a Statement of Purpose of approximately 500 words indicating your objectives for graduate study.

Step 3 – Scan and upload unofficial Transcripts for all post-secondary schools attended. If accepted, Graduate Admissions will then request official sealed copies of your transcripts.

Step 4 – Upload your Resume. The resume should include your employment history, educational history and any other relevant experience or awards.

Step 5 – Submit Two Letters of Recommendation. The people providing letters of recommendation on your behalf must submit their letters electronically through our application system. You must input the names and complete contact information for each provider. The recommendation provider must have a valid e-mail address.

Step 6 – Submit Supplemental Materials or Information. Depending on the program, you may be asked to complete additional questions and/or submit additional materials, such as writing samples.

Step 7 – Submit TOEFL scores if you’re an international applicant. If your undergraduate education was completed in a country where English was not the native language, then you must take the TOEFL.

Step 8 – Submit Application. Be sure that you have completed the application and paid the application fee.

Application Deadlines:

  • APRIL 20 (Extended!) for Fall admission (February 1 for School Counseling and Mental Health Counseling; February 15 for Dance Education)
  • October 15 for Spring admission (School Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Childhood Math/Science do not accept Spring applications) 

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