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

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.

UNI Graduate Program in Counseling Brochure (PDF)

Mission Statement

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.

Application Deadlines

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

Applications for Fall 2018 will now close on February 8, 2018.

How to Apply

If you are looking for a creative, innovative and challenging opportunity to grow personally and professionally into the counselor profession, please contact me for more information.

Darcie Davis-Gage, Ph.D
Division Chair and Program Coordinator of Counseling
Clinical Coordinator of Mental Health Counseling
Associate Professor

Latham 247
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614
(319) 273-4243