How to Apply

We are accepting applications for the summer 2018 Cohort. We are no longer accepting applications for the Summer 2017 Cohort.

Note: Before you apply, please review the list below of items that are required for admission to the Doctorate in Professional Counseling and Supervision degree. 

Please direct program questions to Dr. Matt Varga at mvarga@westga.edu, or (678) 839-6061. If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact graduate@westga.edu.

Application Process

  • 1. Online Application 
    1. Online Application 

    Complete the online application for graduate admissions. The online application requires a $40.00 non-refundable application fee. You will receive a confirmation message indicating that your application has been submitted. 

  • 2. Official Transcripts
    2. Official Transcripts

    Request official transcripts from all institution(s) you have attended, even if only for transfer credit (Must include both undergraduate and graduate).  If a transcript is mailed to you, it cannot be treated as official if it has been opened. Please forward all required application materials in one packet to Graduate Admissions.

  • 3. Program Specific Requirements for Doctorate in Professional Counseling and Supervision Degree
    3. Program Specific Requirements for Doctorate in Professional Counseling and Supervision Degree

    Important notes:

    We do not accept any standardized tests except for the GRE, and the scores must be less than five years old. We cannot make any exceptions to this policy.

    Guidelines for Admittance

    All graduate applicants must complete the online Grad Application. A one-time application fee of $40 is required.
    International applicants are subject to additional requirements and application deadlines. See Procedures for International Students.
    Official transcripts from a regionally or nationally accredited institution are required and should be sent directly to the UWG Graduate Admissions Office.
    Students who apply and are admitted without an Ed.S. will be required to take an extra year of courses. Please review the Courses tab for a detailed plan of study.

    Program Specific Admittance Guidelines

    Required Qualifications:

    In order to eligible to apply to the Ed.D. in Professional Counseling and Supervision, all of the following must be met:

    1. Licensed or Licensable in counseling or related field
    2. Official GRE scores not older than 5 years with preferred scores of
        • Verbal 151
          • Quantitative 142
    3. Masters in counseling or related field
        • (i.e. Psychology, clinical social worker, mental health counselor, marriage and family therapist (MFT),  school psychologist, school counselor, or school social worker) - CACREP accredited or equivalent accreditation*
    4. Minimum of three years of counseling experience in private or public schools, community agency, university, hospital, or private practice
    If all of the above are met, then the application requires the following:
    1. A 300-500 word essay presenting the applicant's professional goals and the relationship between those goals and the program mission
    2. Official transcripts from all schools attended for all degrees including schools attended only for transfer credit
    3. Three recommendations from professionals who are familiar with the applicant's professional qualities and academic potential. The electronic Recommendation Request form will be available after you submit your application
    4. Vitae

    *If the program was not CACREP accredited at the time of the applicant's graduation, the applicant must demonstrate that the program was substantially CACREP equivalent or the accrediting body that accredited the degree is equivalent to CACREP standards.

     
  • 4. Submitting Required Materials
    4. Submitting Required Materials
    Please submit all materials online to the Graduate Application Portal.
  • 5. Check your application's status
    5. Check your application's status 

    Log -in to our Gradute Application Portal to check the status of your application.
    When attempting to login, your ID Number will be your social security number, and your PIN is the last 2 digits of your birth year followed by the last 4 digits of your social security number. If you have forgotten your pin, please select 'Change Pin'.
    Example: If your social security number is 123-45-6789 and birth year is 1990, then your login information will be:
    ID = 123456789 Pin = 906789
    If you are an international student please click here for any additional requirements.