Frequently Asked Questions about the Counseling Psychology Program

Do students apply to work with individual faculty members?

No. Students are admitted to the program as a whole, rather than to a specific faculty member. However, students are welcome to identify any research or clinical interests that overlap with faculty members as part of their declaration of intent.

Does the CPP program accept master’s students?

Yes. The program’s curriculum is geared toward students entering with a bachelor’s degree. Students with master’s degrees who are accepted into the program are expected to take this same curriculum; however, some overlapping courses may be transferred, as well as the master’s thesis waiver, upon faculty approval.

Do you accept students for a terminal Master’s in Counseling Psychology?

No. We offer students who enter with a baccalaureate degree an MA degree after two years on the way to the PhD, but we do not offer a freestanding Counseling Psychology MA.

What sorts of financial assistance do you offer students?

We typically are able to support, with graduate assistantships and tuition remissions, all of our students for five years, provided they remain in good standing.

Is the GRE Psychology subtest required for admission?

No. The GRE Psychology subtest is not required. However, the GRE Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing scores are required.