To be considered for admission to the Master's Program in Rehabilitation Counseling, you must meet the admission requirements for Graduate Programs.
The program admits for fall quarter. All materials must be submitted by June 1. Applications received by April 1 will be considered for an early admission decision.
International students should consult the Graduate School for additional requirements.
- Submit the application and fee to the Graduate School.
- Application for Graduate School (online form).
- Submit the following additional materials to the Graduate School (address below):
- One set of official transcripts from each school attended (not required for WWU transcripts).
- Three current references - Your references may use our PDF reference form or write a letter. If they would like to submit a letter via email, please have them send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Scores from the GRE general test, or the Miller Analogies Test taken within the last five years (not required if you already have an advanced degree - Ph.D., M.A., M.S, M.D., etc.).
- A current resume.
- A Statement of Purpose.
- A signed copy of the Expectations for Academic and Professional Performance.
- Complete the Technology Self-Assessment.
- (Optional) An application for the RSA Scholarship Program.
- Submit to the Department (address below) a signed copy of the Criminal History Self-Disclosure form (instructions on form)
- When your application is complete and you meet all requirements, you will be contacted by the Program for a personal interview. Personal interviews begin shortly after the April 1st priority deadline.
- After the interview, individuals under further consideration for admission must undergo a comprehensive background check. See instructions for completing the Background Check. Applicants are responsible for this expense (approximately $55.00) and will be able to view their results online. In some rare instances, fingerprinting may be required ($0-$20). Applicants who are not U.S. Citizens should contact the program manager at 360-650-7644 for more details.
The Statement of Purpose should be a succinct statement (two to three pages) that provides an accurate indication of writing and grammatical skills.
In addition to the applicant's reasons for applying for the program, some areas that could be addressed in the personal statement are:
- career objectives;
- rationale for seeking the Master's degree and choosing this program;
- professional and personal strengths as they apply to the field of rehabilitation counseling;
- related work experiences;
- the way in which personal and professional life experiences have converged to motivate application to the program;
- a statement of goals and interests which demonstrates and illustrates the applicant’s personal value system; and
- other insights as deemed appropriate by the applicant.
(Send application materials here)
Western Washington University
516 High Street, Old Main 530
Bellingham, WA 98225-9037
(Send Criminal History Self-Disclosure here)
Western Washington University
Dept. of Human Services & Rehabilitation
516 High Street, Miller Hall 318D
Bellingham, WA 98225-9091