Counseling Department

Application for Master of Counseling Program

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted for the 2017-2018 year beginning September 1, 2016.

The Pocatello two year Master's degree programs are:

The Meridian three year Master's degree program is:

To apply to the program, please go to http://www.isu.edu/apply/ and click on Graduate Application for Spring, Summer, Fall 2017.

Requirements for Admission

The applicant will need to:

  1. have a bachelor's degree (from a regionally accredited institute of higher education),
  2. meet the guidelines for admission to the ISU Graduate School, and
  3. meet the GRE or MAT standards listed below.


    GPA (last 60 credits)

    Standardized Test


    3.0 to 4.0

    40th Percentile on at least one area of the GRE or 40th Percentile on the MAT

    If the applicant does not meet both GPA and percentile requirements, but meets one of the parameters, they can be admitted with performance requirements.

    2.5 to 2.999   

    Combined Verbal and Quantitative (V + Q) score of 300 on GRE or 45th Percentile on the MAT


    Below 2.499  

    No Admission


    NOTE: The method of calculating an Admission GPA is based on the last 60± semester undergraduate credits (90± quarter credits), using complete semesters (quarters). In the case of those students who have not completed the baccalaureate degree, the grade point average will be calculated on the last 60 credits at the time of application.


PLEASE NOTE: The Department of Counseling interviews applicants, and admits students yearly during the spring semester for course work beginning the next fall semester.

The GRE or MAT is required for admission. It is also advisable that you apply to the Graduate School once you have made your decision to apply to the Master of Counseling program. Request official transcripts be sent to the Graduate School. Your application could be delayed at the Graduate School pending receipt of GRE/MAT scores and/or official transcripts. If this occurs, it is possible that your application may not be reviewed by the Department of Counseling Admissions Committee.

If you are interested in admission and the January 15 deadline has passed, contact the Department of Counseling. A secondary admission process may be conducted after April 15 if the program has not filled with quality applicants.

As of the 2016-2017 school year, the Department of Counseling is now part of the WRGP (Western Region Graduate Programs). The WRGP is a consortium of states that agree to substantially discount out of state tuition for graduate students from the states listed below:

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawai‘i, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are eligible for consideration.


    Last Modified: 10/21/16