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Master's Degree Programs

Program Start Time

Academic Information

Contact Information

Date of Birth*
Month / Day / Year
Is the Permanent Address information you entered also your mailing address?*
Mailing Address Start Date

Academic History

Which colleges or universities did you attend? Add up to three separate institutions.

First Date of Attendance*
Last Date of Attendance
Date Degree Earned/Expected

Academic History

Add information from a second institution.

First Date of Attendance
Last Date of Attendance
Date Degree Earned/Expected

Academic History

Add information from a third institution.

First Date of Attendance
Last Date of Attendance
Date Degree Earned/Expected

Academic and Professional Honors and Competencies

Professional Information

List up to five positions relevant to your professional interests and training, beginning with the most recent.

Please include your employer, job title, dates you began and ended employment, and any additional important information regarding this position.
Please include your employer, job title, dates you began and ended employment, and any additional important information regarding this position.
Please include your employer, job title, dates you began and ended employment, and any additional important information regarding this position.
Please include your employer, job title, dates you began and ended employment, and any additional important information regarding this position.
Please include your employer, job title, dates you began and ended employment, and any additional important information regarding this position.

References

References will be contacted via email at the address provided below and prompted to complete BVU's electronic reference form or submit a letter of recommendation. As the applicant, you will be alerted when a reference has completed this step. 

References should not be related to the applicant.

Master of Education Programs Reference 1: Principal

Master of Science Education Programs Reference 1

References should be from supervisors, colleagues or former instructors

Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership Reference 1

References should be from someone who can evaluate your work

Please include their name, title, and their daytime phone number.
Please provide a valid email address at which your reference can be reached.

Master of Education Programs Reference 2: Colleague

Master of Science Education Programs Reference 2

References should be from supervisors, colleagues or former instructors

Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership Reference 2

References should be from someone who can evaluate your work

Please include their name, title, and their daytime phone number.
Please provide a valid email address at which your reference can be reached.

Master of Education Programs Reference 3: An Additional Reference of Your Choice

Master of Science Education Programs Reference 3

References should be from supervisors, colleagues or former instructors

Please include their name, title, and their daytime phone number.
Please provide a valid email address at which your reference can be reached.

Essay

Compose answers to the following questions in an essay and send as an email attachment to grad@bvu.edu.

  1. Why are you applying to this program at this time?
  2. How do you plan to contribute to this program? What do you expect to take from it?
  3. How will you support your own success in this program? That is, what steps will you take to ensure your success in this academically rigorous endeavor?

Please type a 2-4 page response that addresses EACH of the following 5 questions/prompts (approximately 2-3 paragraphs per prompt) and send as an email attachment to grad@bvu.edu. Please write in complete sentences; DO NOT outline or use bullet points.

  • Describe significant personal and/or professional experiences that influenced you to pursue the counseling profession.
  • Describe a time when you advocated for or demonstrated leadership in something that mattered to you.
  • Discuss messages you have received from your family of origin about people who were different from you and how your attitudes and experiences as an adult do or do not reflect those messages.
  • Discuss what you anticipate will be the most challenging aspect of becoming a counselor.
  • In entering a field dedicated to helping others, discuss how you would take care of yourself or attend to your well-being.

Disclaimers and Releases

Citizenship


Are you a U.S. citizen?*

Felony Disclaimer


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Directory Information Release


Selecting "No" to the information release means you will not be in the campus directory, you will not appear in your hometown newspaper for honors or other awards, nor are we able to verify your enrollment or other information to lenders, potential employers, or others outside the campus community.

Directory Information Release*

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This below information is collected only for purposes of statistical reporting to federal agencies and is not used for purposes of determining admission or enrollment at Buena Vista University.


Buena Vista University does not discriminate on the basis on an individual’s actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, creed, religion or religious belief, citizenship status, sex, marital status, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, military service or affiliation, genetic information, age, or any other basis protected by federal or state law in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and loan programs, athletic program, and all other University programs and activities, and does not tolerate such discrimination or harassment of and by its faculty, administration, staff, students, and visitors.


Sex discrimination is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. It addresses all forms of sexual discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault and intimate partner violence. Buena Vista University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in conformance with Title IX.

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