Admission Requirements

Master of Science - Counseling Psychology

 In addition to the general admission requirements for all graduate programs, you are required to meet the following criteria:

  1. You must have completed a baccalaureate degree at a regionally accredited institution of higher education (verified by an official transcript) with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. If you have NOT earned at least a 3.0 GPA, you must submit a minimum score on the general GRE of 1,000 (V+Q) (for tests taken prior to August 1, 2011) or a MAT with a minimum score of 410. Scores below these thresholds can be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  2. You must submit three academic or professional references concerning your suitability for graduate study in Counseling Psychology. References can be submitted in the form of a letter or by using the supplemental reference form found at At least two of these references must be from professors who have taught or supervised you. References must be received by the deadline -- February 15.

  3. You are to provide a resume with your application for admission.

  4. You are to provide a personal statement that will answer questions about yourself. These questions can be found in the supplemental application information found at

  5. You must interview with the graduate Program Coordinator. If additional interviews are required, then the coordinator will arrange them. If you cannot arrange to come to the campus for an interview, the coordinator will arrange for a telephone interview. The purpose of the interview is to provide another source of information regarding the applicant’s appropriateness for training as a counselor.

  6. Undergraduate preparation must include the following courses for a total of 15 credit hours (or their equivalent as determined by the Psychology Admissions Committee):

    1. Introduction/General Psychology
    2. Psychological Statistics or Research Methods
    3. Developmental Psychology (Child, Adolescent or Adult)
    4. Abnormal Psychology (Adult or Child)
    5. Elective in Psychology

  7. Application Deadline: February 15 for the Fall semester. Degree program admission occurs every fall semester. Applications can be accepted after the deadline but admission can only be considered upon available openings in the cohort.

  8. Note: Some internship sites may require a criminal background check prior to approving students for the internship placement. This occurs in the third year of the program.