Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology -
The Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology admits students directly from the baccalaureate degree as well as students with a completed Master’s degree in counseling, psychology and related fields. Students are selected on the basis of:
- Their personal statement
- Training and experiences
- Career goals
- Undergraduate GPA
- Master’s degree GPA (if applicable)
- Scores on the Verbal, Quantitative and Writing subtests of the Graduate Record Examination
- Overall match between faculty, applicants, and current available resources
- Evaluations of pre-practicum and practicum performance
A balance of female and male students is preferred in the program. Students from ethnic minority and under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Requirements for admission include the following:
- Eighteen (18) semester credits of undergraduate psychology including coursework in general psychology, developmental psychology, abnormal psychology, personality theory, experimental and research methods, and statistics.
- Graduate School general admissions requirements
- Completion of Graduate School application
- Department of Counseling Supplemental Application Form
- Graduate Record Examination (PSYCH subject test is optional)
- Three letters of reference
- Personal statement addressing your career goals and fit with our training philosophy
- For students accepted at the post master’s level: A grade of B or higher in at least four graduate level counseling courses or equivalent, including Counseling Methods, Theories and Techniques of Counseling, Counseling Practicum and Research Methods
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For more information about application requirements and instructions, please visit: http://graduateschool.und.edu/future-students/apply.cfm
Review of applications typically last through early January. Applicants will receive notification of their status and whether or not that are invited for an on-campus interview in January. Following the on-campus interviews, faculty will notify applicants of their admissions status.