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M.S. Rehabilitation Counseling

Application Requirements


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Deadlines and key dates:

  • Priority Application Deadline January 15th
    • Completed applications received by the priority application deadline will be notified by February 1st of their interview date.
    • Completed applications received after the priority deadline will be considered until the cohort is full. Application are still being considered. Apply today!

Detailed application requirements

Application materials required for WOU Graduate admission:

  • Application Fee $60
  • Transcripts
    • You can upload an unofficial copy of your transcript to complete your application for admission. We will require an official transcript from the Colleges or Universities you have attended for formal admission. Save as PDF with your first and last name in time from all previous colleges.
  • Transcripts are used as Evidence of completion of a four-year baccalaureate degree (or international equivalent) from regionally accredited institution as defined by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars, with a cumulative B average (equivalent 3.00 on a U.S. 4.00 grading scale) on the most recent baccalaureate degree. Applicants who hold a master’s degree will have the 3.0 GPA requirement waived. Students with less than 3.0 can also provide passing MAT/GRE scores to be fully admitted.

Application materials for MS in Rehabilitation Counseling program:

  • Current Resume
    • Save as PDF with your first and last name in title.
  • Writing Sample
    • Your ability to express ideas in an appropriate manner is an important factor in successful graduate study. This sample will be used to assess your writing skills. Therefore, please take care in preparing your response. Writing samples must be typed, double-spaced, and a minimum of 1 page but not more than 2 pages in length.
    • Prepare a candid letter of self-recommendation to the Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program. Describe personal qualities and professionally related experiences you have had which you believe make graduate study in counseling appropriate for you. What are your highest hopes and greatest concerns about yourself as a student and as a rehabilitation counselor? Tell us about your career plans. Write the letter in your own form and style.
  • Recommendations
    • Provide at least three recommendations from employers and/or colleagues that address your competence as an counselor, your potential to teach/lead/mentor, and your ability to navigate meaning transfer between parties who do not use the same language.​​​​ Our online recommendation system will solicit their responses via email.
  • Background Information
    • You will be prompted to complete a background form within your online application.


If you haven’t found the information you need or are still not sure where to direct your question, contact Kathy Heide -Program Assistant or 503-838-8322 Fax: 503-838-8228

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