Application & Program Requirements

Application and Admission Requirements for the Doctorate of Education (EdD) in Counselor Education and Supervision

Applications are accepted through March 1st. For consideration, the applicant must have the minimum requirements of verification of a Master's degree from a CACREP or counseling-related program and a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. If the applicant has not graduated from a CACREP accredited program, additional coursework may be required.

Application Checklist

*All application materials will be uploaded to the gradcas Application system

1. Online Graduate Application

Submit the Online Graduate Application

  • Create a GradCAS login
  • $40 Non-Refundable Application Fee
  • Complete and submit the application

2. Transcripts

Upload unofficial transcripts from all previous college coursework to the Academic History section.

Submit Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended to:

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Office of Admissions
122 Taylor Center
Mankato, MN 56001

*MSU, Mankato and any other Minnesota State Institution do not need to arrange for receipt of transcripts from these institutions.

3. Test Scores

Request official GRE scores to be sent to Minnesota State Mankato.

Send test scores to the College of Graduate Studies and Research directly from the Educational Testing Service using Minnesota State University, Mankato’s ETS code 6677.

4. Personal Statement

Personal statement submitted by answering prompt questions and will be evaluated for your writing skills and responses to open-ended, expressive writing.

Complete the personal statement form by answering the questions prompted in the Program Materials section.

5. Resume/CV

Complete the personal statement form by answering the questions prompted in the Program Materials section.

6. Professional Writing Sample

 Writing sample either from your master’s program or employment. This cannot include your master’s capstone project, but should reflect your professional writing skills.

 Upload a writing sample to the Program Materials section.

7. References

Three letters of recommendation focusing upon your academic potential as well as your promise to become an effective counselor, educator, supervisor, or advanced practitioner from the referent’s knowledge about the applicant’s academic and professional performance. One of the recommendations must be from your master’s program. If you graduated from Minnesota State Mankato full-time faculty in the department may NOT be used as references, but adjunct faculty may be used as references.

 Request recommendations from references in the Program Materials section.

8. International Applicants

Please visit the Graduate International Student Admission Requirements page for more information.