How to Apply


Application due dates for consideration for admissions

  • Fall: January 5th
  • Spring: September 30th


Enrollment as a Non-Degree Student

Individuals may enroll temporarily as non-degree students. In order to take the three (3) foundation courses.

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International Admissions Policy

For more information about International Student’s policies, procedures and requirements please visit the Office of International Students and Scholars at

Master of Education in Counseling (M.Ed.)

Application materials required by the UNO Office of Admissions, and the UNO Counseling Graduate Program must be on file on or before the deadline date in order to be considered for admission. You are encouraged to submit all application materials well in advance of the deadline in order to ensure that your application is complete on time. As set forth below, various materials are to be submitted to different offices.

Note: Master's applications do not need to submit references or professional resume.


Only those applications that are complete and include all the required documentation will be considered for review. If you do not complete the application process by the deadline you can notify the Graduate School and indicate whether or not you wish to be considered for the next application deadline.

Please provide the following documentation for your application.

Personal Statement

 The personal statement is a thoughtful 3-5 page essay that describes the following elements:

  • A summary of your educational and work experiences and how they have contributed to your readiness for counselor education.
  • Your reason for wanting to earn a M.Ed. in counseling.
  • Your professional goals and how a UNO Master's Degree in Counseling can help your accomplish your professional goals.

Transcripts and GRE Scores

Send all official  transcripts from all previously attended institutions and official GRE scores (instructions are provided in the "Graduate Application Procedures" link below.

Online Application

All graduate candidates are to complete the UNO online application. Please follow the instruction to successfully complete the application.

  1. Access the online application by clicking on the link below and read the graduate admissions information.
  2. Create and account and being the online application process
  3. Write a personal statement and attach to online application
Graduate Application Procedures

Screening Interviews

Once an application and the required materials (i.e., personal statement, official transcripts, and GRE scores) are received and reviewed by the counseling faculty, applicants selected to proceed in the application process will receive information regarding the dates and times for the group screening interviews.

Screening Interviews will be conducted in small groups and last approximately 45-60 minutes.

Following the screening interviews the counseling program faculty will conduct a final review of applications and supporting materials and select applicants for admission. Applicants will be notified by email of their admissions status. Formal admission to the Counseling Graduate Program will be granted only after attendance at one of the mandatory orientation meetings.


Until application documentation has been reviewed by the Counseling Graduate Program and you have been interviewed, you are not eligible to be officially accepted into the master’s degree program. If admitted, you will receive two letters in sum, one as a non-degree seeking student by UNO Admissions and one into the UNO Counseling Graduate Program as a degree seeking student. Until you receive both letters, you are not considered officially accepted.