Admission Requirements

Counselor Education programs are shaped by a central commitment to provide learning experiences that will allow each graduate to become a fully functioning, helping professional in an evolving and diverse world. Students applying to the CNED program should possess qualities inclusive of accountability, commitment, and personal and professional growth. The learning experience includes activities with focus on knowledge, skills, and personal development. Applicants may contact the program coordinator, Dr. Kristin Higgins, 479-575-3329 or for more information. All potential students must apply both to the University of Arkansas Graduate School and the Counselor Education Program. Below you can link to the Graduate School to receive application instructions and download the appropriate application forms.

Ph.D. Brochure

Application Deadlines

  • Jan. 15 - Summer/Fall Admission Consideration
  • Sept. 15 - Spring Admission Consideration

Application Forms

Master of Science (M.S.) in Counseling (Admission Checklist)

Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Counselor Education

Please submit your CNED application documents simultaneously to the CNED Admissions Coordinator, 112 Graduate Education Building, Fayetteville, AR 72701 or by email to

Note: Please see the page "Applying to the Graduate School" for detailed instructions on deadlines, submitting materials and related matters.