Apply to Doctoral Counseling Psychology (PsyD)
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
- December 1 - Fall entry only
- Academic background in psychology or a related field (e.g., counseling, counseling psychology, social work) from a regionally accredited institution
- Above average percentile score on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE
- The average admitted student GPA is a 3.5
- Clinical or clinically-related experience
- Completed application and $50 application fee
- Resume or curriculum vitae
- Please include any service, teaching and research activities, leadership experiences, work history, and community involvement to support your interest in or qualifications for graduate study.
- Personal statement
- Please focus on developmental history, cultural background and experiences, explain your reasons for pursuing doctoral studies in counseling psychology, and why you have chosen Springfield College (three to five pages of double-spaced text).
- Official college transcripts
- An official transcript from each college/university you have attended is required.
- Transcripts must be in English. If the transcript is not in English you will be required to submit a professional credential evaluation completed by any member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. In some cases, including if you plan to request coursework be transferred, a course-by-course translation is required. For this we recommend the World Education Services or Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
- Official scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test.
- The psychology GRE is not required.
- GRE Code: 3763
- Three letters of recommendation with a recommendation form from professionals (e.g., academics and clinical supervisors) who can address the applicant's suitability for doctoral study. (Note: Personal references are not considered.)
- At least one of the three letters must be from a faculty member from the applicant's program of study. Letters are to be typed and submitted on applicable letterhead.
- Letters may be emailed by the recommender to email@example.com, or faxed to (413) 748-3694, or mailed to the Office of Graduate Admissions, 263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109.
International Applicants from non-English speaking countries must demonstrate English language proficiency by way of one of the following examinations:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
- Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)
- Pearson Test of English (PTE)
All application materials should be mailed to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109
If you choose to email your application documents, please note that transcripts and letters of recommendation will not be considered official unless they are emailed directly from the original source and not from the applicant. Please submit materials via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.