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EIU Master of Science in Counseling

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 has passed for Fall 2019.
  • Deadline for submitting materials: Feb. 8, 2019. (NOTE: Please make application to the Graduate School in a timely manner to assure that the department receives the items by Feb. 8th). Prospective student application checklist.
  • The 2018 Interview day will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019, for those who are invited to interview. This interview is mandatory to be considered for admission.
  • All new fully-admitted students will be considered for the Paul Ward Scholarship of up to $2,500 for your first year.

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.

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.

Related Pages

Department of Counseling and Higher Education M.S. in College Student Affairs

Contact Information

Counseling and Higher Education

Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-2400
Fax: (217) 581-7800

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