MA in Counseling Psychology Admission

Admission Requirements

An undergraduate major in psychology or one of the other social or behavioral sciences is desirable but not essential. It is expected that the personal statement which accompanies the student's application will show a realistic assessment of the student's professional interests and goals, as well as how she/he fits with the program's training objectives.

Application Procedure

Applicants must submit all of the following items:

Filled Application Form

Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV)

A resume or curriculum vitae (CV) is required; please submit within the online application system.

Official Transcript


This program requires two recommendation letters. Be certain that persons who are knowledgeable of your academic work and/or your professional experience to date fill out the recommendation forms, e.g. professors, employers, supervisors. Please send email requests for such recommendation from within the online system.

Statement of Purpose

Please prepare a statement which covers the following information, and attach it within the online application:

On no more than two typewritten, double-spaced pages, write an essay discussing your professional goals. Give attention to work with racial or ethnic minorities and diverse populations throughout your essay. Include: a) your reason for wanting to be in a specific program; b) your professional goals as they relate to that program; c) an assessment of your personal assets and liabilities; and d) life experiences that might be useful in your work as a helping professional.

A Writing Sample

Please provide a writing sample of 2 to 5 pages in long for the Admission Office to assess your English proficiency level. Writing samples can come from your coursework and/or work experiences. The goal of a writing sample is to measure your ability to write professionally, clearly and succinctly.