Department of Counselor Education

College of Education



M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

M.A. in Family Counseling

M.A. in School Counseling

M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling


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ALL application materials required to apply to the Department of Counselor Education MUST be submitted by the deadline date for the term applying. The deadline dates are:

Fall Semester: March 15
Spring Semester: August 15

All application materials are submitted to:

Graduate Admissions & Records
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N. St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, Illinois  60625-4699


Application Forms

(for application to the program)

Application Checklist

Counselor Education Application

College of Graduate Studies & Research Application

NOTE: The Essay found on page 2 of the Counselor Education Application substitutes for the Statement of Goals found on the Graduate College application.
Letter of Recommendation Form (print out 2 copies for 2 different references)

NOTE: The Counselor Education letter of recommendation form substitutes for the College of Graduate Studies & Research recommendation forms

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

In addition, applicants to School Counseling who hold  a current valid  Illinois Professional Educator License PEL) must include a copy with their application

In addition, applicants to School Counseling WITH OR WITHOUT  the PEL) must submit evidence of taking and passing the basic skills requirement for the State of Illinois.  There are three options: Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP); ACT plus Writing; or SAT.  For further information, check the websites below:

n addition, applicants to School Counseling WITHOUT a PEL must submit a Fingerprint Background Check
Student-at-Large Application



Other Forms for Students Admitted to Counselor Education


Clinical Experiences:  Practicum/Internship Forms for Students Admitted to Counselor Education


Department of Counselor Education
Northeastern Illinois University
5550 N. St. Louis Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
Email: ~ Telephone: 773-442-5550 ~ Fax:773-442-5559