General UW-Stout Graduate School Application
All prospective graduate students at UW-Stout must follow a standard application process through our Graduate School. Beyond that, each graduate program has specific requirements that must be met to be successfully admitted to the program:
Program-Specific Application Requirements
To be considered for admission into this program you must complete the following:
- Program Application | PDF
- Personal Reference Form | Word
- Background Check | PDF
Please submit all materials by email to the Program Director.
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling faculty review all application materials. Applications are initially rated on:
- Coursework and transcripts
- Experience working with others (paid or volunteer)
- Extracurricular activities
- Written materials
- Letters of recommendation
Please note that the GRE is not required for admission into this program.
More students apply than we can admit to the program; therefore, admission is competitive. Twelve students are accepted into the program for the Fall and Spring.
Based on the results of the application reviews, specific applicants are invited to participate in an on-campus interview. Applicants who are invited to interview are usually notified by email within ten days after the application deadline.
On-campus interviews are scheduled on Fridays, usually three to four weeks after the application deadline. Interviews are done in a group format and are required as a part of the application process. At the completion of the interview, all application materials and performance in the group interview are used to make decisions regarding admission to the program. Candidates are notified of their status as soon as possible after the interview process is completed, usually within one week of the interview.
Due to the high volume of applications, the program cannot provide individual feedback to those who were not accepted to the program, but applicants who are not admitted may reapply to the program. It is extremely important to strengthen your resume if you choose to reapply either through volunteering in your community and/or work in the helping professions.
For those students who have struggled with personal addiction to alcohol or drugs, we strongly recommend 12 months of continuous sobriety prior to beginning the program.
- February 1: Summer and fall admission
- October 1: Spring admission