Admission Criteria and Application Materials
Please send or drop off the materials (preferably as one packet) to:
Admissions Processing Office
Governors State University
One University Parkway
University Park, IL 60484
Deadline: January 15th
In addition to meeting university admission criteria, applicants must:
- Fill out the GSU Doctorate application located online at: https://applynow.govst.edu/datatel.erecruiting.web.external/Pages/welcome.aspx
There is a $75 fee for this application. You will be applying for Fall admission.
- In addition, fill out the Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision application for the doctorate program.
- Submit a statement describing personal and professional goals for seeking an Ed.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision along with a vita or resume summarizing prior education and employment history and pertinent professional activities.
- Submit an official transcript showing that you have earned (or will earn by Fall) a Masters Degree in Counseling or closely related field from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
- Proof of having taken the Graduate Record Exam within the past five years of intended admission. May be an unofficial GRE score on the verbal and quantitative sections for the application. Full, official GRE scores are required before admission. We have a suggested combined verbal and quantitative score of 302 points on the Graduate Record Examination (1100 points if the exam was taken prior to August 2011) and a 4.0 on the analytical writing section (while there is no cut-off score for admission, everyone must take the GRE, even if you have completed more than one masters degree or have experiential experience. There will be no waivers).
- Submit three letters of recommendation by professionals who hold doctorates or masters in Counseling or related fields.
- After review of application materials, the faculty may ask for an interview with a faculty admissions committee. After an initial screening, a select number of applicants will be invited to campus for an interview. Admission is competitive. It is not guaranteed that all who apply or all who attend an interview will get an invitation for admission to the program.