||Optional with a maximum of three. If sending letters, if possible, include one from a recent employer and one from an academic professional/instructor (letters from others are acceptable).
||Write and submit an original double-spaced 500 word essay that will be reviewed for content and will be used to judge your written communication skills. Your essay should include how your work and life experiences have influenced your academic and professional goals, a self-evaluation regarding the criteria listed below that are used to review applicants, your reasons for wanting to earn a master's degree in counseling, the place of social diversity in your thinking and future work, and the reasons you are interested in this particular master's degree program in counseling at Old Dominion University.
||From all prior institutions
||Please see instructions for submitting application materials at the counseling graduate program website.