Online Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: How to apply

The online master’s in clinical mental health counseling application process is completed in our online application system. We’ve streamlined the system to be simple and convenient but advisors are available if you have questions along the way.

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Follow these steps to complete your application:

1. Create an account

To start your application, please visit the online application page for Marquette University Graduate School. On this page, select whether you are ready to start a new application or to continue an application.

If you’re creating a new account, start by inputting all of the required fields.

Open application portal

Marquette application portal

2. Start a new application

After you have successfully created an account, you will see the main application page. Select “Start New Application” at the bottom. On the pop-up window select the term that you wish to start classes, and then select “Create Application.”

Read and accept the Application Instructions and Guidelines.

Marquette application portal focused on application term

3. Select your program and specialization

In the section navigation menu, choose the “Program of Interest” section. Under “Program of Study,” select Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Online. Under Degree, select Master of Science (M.S.).

Under “Specialization,” you can select either Child and Adolescent Counseling or General Track (no specialization).

Review core curriculum and elective options

Marquette application portal focused on program of interest

4. Complete background information

Indicate which term and year you plan on starting. Complete the rest of the page about yourself and your connections to Marquette University.

Complete the Personal Background, Academic History and Employment sections accessed in the navigation menu.

5. Submit recommendations

From the menu, choose the Recommendations section. Provide the contact information for the three individuals who will be providing references for you. Your contacts will receive an email from Marquette and be asked to complete an online form to upload their letter of recommendation. Do not wait to submit your application even if all of your letters have not been submitted yet.

Note: You don’t have to wait for your recommenders to complete their letters in order to turn in your application. Submit your application as soon as you’re finished with these steps.

It is strongly suggested that recommendations appear professional in nature for example: written on letter head, signed with a wet or e signature, included with recommenders contact information.

Marquette application portal focused on letters of recommendation

6. Submit supporting documents

Once you’ve completed the online application form and submitted the application fee you will be asked to submit supporting documents. Unofficial transcripts may be submitted with your application. However, once admitted to the program, you will be asked to provide official transcripts.

7. Complete your personal statement

Complete your personal statement emphasizing why you’re interested in the program and why you’re suited to the counseling profession. Upload your essay, resume and GRE score (optional through the duration of 2023) to your submitted application.

Admissions deadlines
Priority application deadline
June 30
Fall 2023 term
Application deadline
August 7
Fall 2023 term
Next start
August 28
Fall 2023 term
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