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General Admission Information

A master's degree in counseling, clinical or counseling psychology, or a very closely related field, is required to be considered for admission to the PsyD in Counseling Psychology program. Within their master's program, students should have completed successfully a counseling theories class and a counseling techniques class as well as have some documented counseling experience with real clients. Masters-level counselor education programs typically require the completion of 60 credit hours, however other related disciplines may require 48 credit hours, and in some cases as few as 30 credit hours. Students may be required to complete additional credit hours at the masters-level in order to be prepared for the Counseling Psychology PsyD curriculum. A resume, personal statement, a writing sample, and an interview are also required. The program does not require the GRE for admission. Please note: Admissions requirements are minimum standards but do not guarantee admission to the program. Admission is highly selective as we admit very small cohorts. Please ensure that you have reviewed the requirements of the program in our PsyD Student Handbook found on this page: Program Documents.

Applications for admission are now being accepted. Please review all program and admissions requirements in the Graduate BulletinAPPLY HERE

For more information, please contact Dr. Valerie Leake, Director of Training at leakev@apsu.edu