Admission Requirements

The Murray State Counseling Program is committed to a full counseling education experience for students, including knowledge, skills and personal development in an evolving and diverse world. Students applying to the CNS program should maintain qualities that meet College of Education standards. Counseling students should demonstrate inclusiveness, responsibility, enthusiasm, caring, confidence, and ethical behavior.

Application requirements:

Please submit your CNS application material to the Counseling Program Coordinator, 3201 Alexander Hall, Murray, KY 42071 or by email to

Note: Please see the Murray State Graduate Admissions website for instructions on how to submit materials to the Graduate School. Applicants may contact the Educational Studies, Leadership, & Counseling Department for more information, 270-809-2793. All potential students must apply to both the Murray State University Graduate School and the Counseling Program.

Graduate Assistantships

International Students
If you are an international student interested in the counseling program, please click here for International Admissions.

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