College of Social and Behavioral Sciences



"Professional counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.” -American Counseling Association

Counseling Students

Thank you for your interest in The University of Northern Iowa’s counseling graduate program. Students in the counseling program can emphasize their study in either Clinical Mental Health Counseling or School Counseling. Our programs offer innovative and cutting edge opportunities to our students, and have been nationally CACREP accredited since 1990.

Mission Statement & Vision

The UNI Counseling Program is grounded in a wellness philosophy and is devoted to providing a culturally and developmentally responsive education in which students are encouraged and challenged to be exemplary counselors, innovate practitioners, and active agents of social justice in a diverse world through practical experiences and rigorous academic expectations.

The UNI Counseling Program strives to generate innovative, knowledgeable, and skillful counselors who will effectively address the challenges of the 21st century.

Integrated Locally, Connected Globally.

Application Deadlines

UNI's counseling program only admits applicants for Fall Semester for both Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling.

Accepting Applications for Fall 2019. Application Deadline: February 1st, 2019.

How to Apply