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Admissions Requirements

Due date:
Applications are accepted only for enrollment for the fall semester. Completed applications should be on file by July 1. Applications received after this date cannot be guaranteed timely matriculation. The Admissions Committee will begin review of an application only upon receipt of official copies of all required documents.

Applicants are evaluated based on numerous factors including previous college course work; Graduate Record Examination scores or Miller Analogies score; letters of recommendation, and personal statement. The personal statement describes the applicant’s goals and reasons for applying to the graduate program.

Admission to the program is a competitive process. Individuals possessing a baccalaureate degree in any major from a regionally accredited institution are eligible to apply for admission. Admissions are accepted only for enrollment for the fall semester. Students wishing to enroll in courses prior to matriculation to the program are restricted to enrollment in CPSY 901 Theories of Psychotherapy and Counseling and CPSY 911 Orientation to Counseling Practice, and must have completed all undergraduate prerequisites.

  1. Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and must submit an official transcript from each college or university attended as an undergraduate or graduate student.
  2. Applicants are required to possess an overall undergraduate quality point average of at least 2.8 on a 4.0 scale, with a 3.0 quality point average in undergraduate psychology courses.
  3. Applicants must obtain a combined, total score of 290 on the verbal and quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or a minimum of 400 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) and must have an official test score report submitted to the University.
  4. Applicants must provide three letters of recommendation from professors, supervisors, and/or colleagues, submitted on the Framingham State University Letter of Recommendation form and sent directly to the University by the recommender.
  5. Applicants must submit a typed, 500-word personal statement describing the applicant's goals and reasons for applying to the Counseling Psychology program.
  6. The following undergraduate psychology courses must have been completed within the last ten years prior to enrollment in any graduate course: General (Introductory) Psychology, Psychology of Personality, Abnormal Psychology, and a course in Developmental Psychology (i.e., child, adolescent, adulthood and aging, lifespan). Applicants with a satisfactory score on an Introductory General Psychology CLEP exam may waive this prerequisite. Applicants who have not met prerequisite requirements may be considered for provisional admission.
  7. Applicants may be invited for a personal interview as part of the admissions requirement, at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.

Application Guidelines and Checklist

Notes:

  1. Requirements are accurate to date. However, the University reserves the right to change requirements in the future, and will notify applicants should any changes be made.
  2. Applications remaining incomplete for over one year will be discarded.

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