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The Simple Steps to Becoming EIU

The M.S. in Counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Program (CACREP).

  • Deadline for submitting materials: Feb. 9, 2018. (NOTE: Please make application to the Graduate School in a timely manner to assure that the department receives the items by Feb. 10th). Prospective student application checklist.
  • The 2018 Interview day will be held on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, for those who are invited to interview. This interview is mandatory to be considered for admission.
  • All newly-admitted students will be considered for the Paul Ward Scholarship of up to $4000.

Sign Up for MyEIU and Learn More about Eastern

Your MyEIU account is free and easy; all it takes is an email address to get started. You can even sign up via Facebook! Once you've logged into MyEIU, you can learn everything there is to know about Eastern and get information about everything the university has to offer — all tailored to your unique set of interests!

Apply to the Graduate School

All students can apply to the graduate school through MyEIU. The graduate school requires:

  1. A complete online application
  2. A copy of your official transcripts
  3. A $30 application fee

Learn more about the Graduate School admissions process.

Apply to the Program

Once you submit the Graduate School application, complete and submit the program application for Counseling. The program application is also found on MyEIU when you log back into your account.

Keep an Eye on Your Admission Status

You'll be able to keep tabs on the status of your application through MyEIU; you'll receive a message when you have been officially admitted to EIU!

Apply for an Assistantship

If you are interested in a graduate assistantship, you also need to submit a graduate assistantship application.

Graduate assistantships are typically awarded in accordance with the academic year. Assistantship applications are normally accepted through the middle of February; a decision for the next academic year comes within a month. For more information about graduate assistantships, please click here.

Join Us in Charleston!

Now you're ready for your first semester at Eastern! Welcome to the EIU family! We're glad to have you, and we're confident you'll be glad you came!