Office of Graduate Studies 186 High Street Farmington, ME 04938
Version Created February 2020
Master of Arts in Counseling
with an Emphasis in the Creative Arts
Last Name _____________________________________ First Name ___________________________ Middle________________
Preferred First Name _____________________ Date of Birth ____________ Please share your pronouns _____________________
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Home mailing address _________________________________________________________________________
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Card. A# _______________
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the racial/ethnic backgrounds of our students. To fulfill these requests, we ask you to answer the following questions:
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Asian Black or African American Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander White Other
Where did you receive your baccalaureate degree?
Institution ______________________________ Degree/Major ___________________ Minor _________________
If you have attended any University of Maine campus please share your name at that time if different from above
If you have taken classes or been enrolled in a graduate program please list that institution and program
Institution ______________________________ Program _______________________
Transcripts: Please provide official transcripts from each institution you have attended (at the undergraduate and graduate level).
Official transcripts must be sent directly from the above institutions to the Office of Graduate Studies. This office will obtain all UM
System school transcripts (UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UM, UMPI, and USM).
* Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and will be considered when complete.
For Office Use Only Date Received: ___________ Application
___________ Application Essay
___________ Official undergraduate transcript
___________ For consideration of transfer credits, official graduate transcripts and syllabi
___________ Recommendation 1
___________ Recommendation 2
___________ Current Resume
___________ Preferred start date
Office of Graduate Studies 186 High Street Farmington, ME 04938
Version Created February 2020
Application Essay
A unique feature of the MA Counseling program at UMF is the opportunity to explore the creative arts at the graduate level while
simultaneously completing a program of study in the field of counseling. The program facilitates the development of counseling skills
via professional clinical training and a focus on the creative arts (e.g., music, painting, creative writing). In a 500-word essay, please
explain your reasons for seeking admission to this program. Feel free to discuss your experience or interests in music, creative
writing, or any other art.
Please provide two letters of reference. These individuals should know you in a professional or educational context and speak to your
abilities for graduate study.
Please provide a copy of your current resume.
Background Screening
Participants in this program will be required to satisfy a criminal background screening.