Master's degree and certification students in Counseling or Psychology must meet the general graduate admission requirements. While a strong undergraduate background in psychology is preferred, capable students with coursework in general psychology, developmental psychology and statistics will be considered.

All applicants must submit either a Miller Analogies Test score or a Graduate Record Examination Aptitude Test score. Scores at or above the 50th percentile are preferred for the Miller Analogies Test or the Graduate Record Exam. Additionally, degree applicants may be required to participate in an on-campus interview. No more than six credits earned prior to full admission may be applied to a degree in the Department of Psychology and Counseling.

School Psychologist Certification Program (Ed.S.)

Admission Requirements for School Psychologist Program

Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program (Psy.D.)

Admission to the Psy.D. program requires at least 18 credits of Psychology coursework at the undergraduate level, including: statistics, experimental methods/research design, and abnormal/ psychopathology. A major in Psychology is preferred. Combined Verbal and Quantitative GREs greater than 1000 are preferred. A minimum overall GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale is expected, for both general curriculum and psychology courses. Learn More

Counseling Program

Degree seeking students in Counseling must meet the general admission requirements for graduate students.

Admission to the program is based upon a holistic review of undergraduate GPA, letters of recommendation and test scores.

Details concerning special admissions requirements for the clinical services concentration are available upon request from the Department Chairperson and are outlined in the Student Handbook. Consideration for this program is made only after the student has completed degree candidacy requirements.

Art Therapy

The Department of Psychology and Counseling participates with the Art Department in a program leading to the degree of Master of Arts in Art Therapy. The program is centered administratively in the Art Department and ordinarily requires completion of an undergraduate art degree as an admissions consideration. Since the program is interdisciplinary in nature, undergraduate psychology majors with an appropriate art background also may be considered for admission. The Chairperson of the Art Department should be contacted for specific details.

Academic Advisement

The faculty of the Department of Psychology and Counseling believe that advisement is a critical component of graduate training. As such, faculty are available to students during posted times. While the student's advisor is an essential part of the student's progress throughout the program, students are reminded that it is the student's responsibility to schedule appointments, to register for courses in a timely manner and to submit various departmental and Graduate School forms (Candidacy, Comprehensive Exams, Professional Contribution, Internship and Graduation). Students should be very familiar with the Student Handbook and consult with their advisor on a regular basis.