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Counseling Psychology

Psychology Background Requirement

All students admitted to a counseling psychology program are expected to have a thorough grasp of the natural and social science aspects of psychology. Students without a background in psychology may satisfy this program requirement within their first year of study in one of the following ways:

  • Pass the GRE psychology test with a score of 550 or better.
  • Take Psychology for Everyone (noncredit option), a course offered through our Center for Community Engagement.
  • Pass one undergraduate introductory psychology course, one undergraduate abnormal psychology course, and one undergraduate social psychology course. These courses may be taken through the institution of the student’s choice, ideally prior to enrollment in a counseling psychology program. (Credit hours are not applicable to the degree.) Evidence of passing grades must be presented to an advisor during the first year of study.