Apply to Counselor Education & Human Services

Explore the links below to learn more about admissions requirements & application deadlines for each of the degree programs offered in the Department of Counselor Education & Human Services:


Clinical Mental Health Counseling

MSE application deadlines: Nov. 10 (Summer), Jan. 10 (Fall)
Licensure application deadlines: Sept. 10 (Spring), Nov. 10 (Summer), Jan. 10 (Fall)

Admission requirements
  • Complete your online application >>
  • Your undergraduate GPA must be 2.75 or higher (if your GPA is less than 2.75, you must take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). For more information, contact Gina Seiter >>)
  • Submit official academic transcripts directly from all previously attended colleges or universities.
  • Include three letters of recommendation from qualified individuals.
  • Submit your personal statement.
  • Indicate on your application if you are interested in being considered for an assistantship.
  • You will be contacted to schedule a small-group interview with program faculty.

College Student Personnel

Application deadlines: Sept. 10 (Spring), Jan. 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall)
Note: Students interested in graduate assistantships through the Student Development Division should apply by Jan. 9 for Fall enrollment.

Admission requirements
  • Complete your online application >>
  • Your undergraduate GPA must be 2.75 or higher (if your GPA is less than 2.75, you must take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). For more information, contact Gina Seiter >>)
  • Submit official academic transcripts directly from all previously attended colleges or universities.
  • Include three letters of recommendation from qualified individuals.
  • Submit your personal statement.
  • Essay responses.
  • Indicate on your application if you are interested in being considered for an assistantship.
  • You will be contacted to interview with program faculty.
Essay instructions

Please provide typed responses to the following essay questions. Type your name and the question at the top of the sheet with your answer. Limit your answer to one single-spaced page for each question. Submit your responses via e-mail at gradadmission@udayton.edu or mail your responses to:

Office of Graduate Admission Processing
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-1301

  1. Why are you interested in pursuing a master's degree in the college student personnel program?
  2. Answer two of the following questions:
    1. What role would you play in a community of learners?
    2. Select three major issues facing higher education (or students in higher education). Describe the issues and why you think they should be of concern.
    3. Do you have a philosophy of education? If so, what is it?

Higher Education Administration

Application deadlines: Sept. 10 (Spring), Jan. 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall)
Note: Students interested in graduate assistantships through the Student Development Division should apply by Jan. 9 for Fall enrollment.

Admission requirements
  • Complete your online application >>
  • Your undergraduate GPA must be 2.75 or higher (if your GPA is less than 2.75, you must take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). For more information, contact Gina Seiter >>)
  • Submit official academic transcripts directly from all previously attended colleges or universities.
  • Include three letters of recommendation from qualified individuals.
  • Submit your personal statement.
  • Essay responses.
  • Indicate on your application if you are interested in being considered for an assistantship.
  • You will be contacted to interview with program faculty.
Essay instructions

Please provide typed responses to the following essay questions. Type your name and the question at the top of the sheet with your answer. Limit your answer to one single-spaced page per question. Submit your responses via e-mail at gradadmission@udayton.edu, or mail your responses to:

Office of Graduate Admission Processing
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-1301

  1. Currently, what do you think is the most pertinent issue facing higher education institutions?
  2. What is your philosophy of education and how will you apply it to impact the lives of undergraduate college students?

Human Services

Application deadlines: Sept. 10 (Spring), Jan. 10 (Summer), March 10 (Fall)

Admission requirements
  • Complete your online application >>
  • Your undergraduate GPA must be 2.75 or higher (if your GPA is less than 2.75, you must take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). For more information, contact Gina Seiter >>)
  • Submit official academic transcripts directly from all previously attended colleges or universities.
  • Include three letters of recommendation from qualified individuals.
  • Submit your personal statement.
  • Indicate on your application if you are interested in being considered for an assistantship.
  • You will be contacted to schedule an interview with program faculty.

School Counseling

MSE application deadlines: Nov. 10 (Summer), Jan. 10 (Fall)
Licensure application deadlines: Sept. 10 (Spring), Nov. 10 (Summer), Jan. 10 (Fall)

Admission requirements
  • Complete your online application >>
  • Your undergraduate GPA must be 2.75 or higher (if your GPA is less than 2.75, you must take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). For more information, contact Gina Seiter >>)
  • Submit official academic transcripts directly from all previously attended colleges or universities.
  • Include three letters of recommendation from qualified individuals.
  • Submit your personal statement.
  • Indicate on your application if you are interested in being considered for an assistantship.
  • You will be contacted to schedule a small-group interview with program faculty.

School Psychology

Application deadline: Jan. 10 (Fall)

Admission requirements
  • Complete your online application >>
  • Your undergraduate GPA must be 2.75 or higher (if your GPA is less than 2.75, you must take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). For more information, contact Gina Seiter >>)
  • Submit official academic transcripts directly from all previously attended colleges or universities.
  • Include three letters of recommendation from qualified individuals.
  • Submit your personal statement.
  • Indicate on your application if you are interested in being considered for an assistantship.
  • There are additional application requirements for international students.
  • You may be contacted for an interview with program faculty.

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Department of Counselor Education & Human Services

Fitz Hall 629 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2962

937-229-3644