Counseling Psychology

Prospective Students

Counseling Psychology Admissions Process (CNPS-PHD)

The Counseling Psychology doctoral program is accredited by the American Psychological Association. This program prepares counseling psychologists for positions in colleges, community agencies, clinics, and hospitals. Students who complete the program are eligible to sit for the New York State Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology.

Please read the Program Prospectus for Applicants, which includes information about the curriculum and degree requirements and professional autobiography information before applying to the program.

General Application Requirements:

  • Online Application
  • Resume/CV
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcripts
  • GRE; TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic (if applicable)
  • Professional Autobiography. 

You can apply for admission to the program online by visiting the Counseling Psychology Graduate Application Guide.

While all application materials are evaluated, serious consideration is given to applicants who have GRE scores at or above the 50th percentile in both verbal and quantitative reasoning. 

*Please note February 9, 2018, is the date for admissions interviews for prospective doctoral students for the programs in Counseling Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Psychology and Social Intervention. Applicants who will be invited for an interview will be contacted by a department representative in advance of that date.

Funding Your Doctoral Studies

All full-time Ph.D. students admitted to the Department of Applied Psychology are funded for academic years either as Fellows or as Research Assistants. Fellows are funded by the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and select a primary research mentor upon arrival in the fall of their first year. The funding for Research Assistants is provided by specific faculty grants. Research Assistants are required to work with faculty on the grant throughout the course of the Research Assistantship. These two funding streams are described in the following link. 

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