Apply To The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MA)
Thank you for considering the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) programs. Applicants are considered on their overall potential for successful performance in graduate level coursework as well as the potential “fit” with our programs and fields of study.
In the links below you will find application information to the MA in Counseling Psychology program. Transcripts and official test scores should be sent to the MSPP Admissions Office to arrive on or before the set deadline. All other materials must be supplied electronically through your online application account.
Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
Basic coursework or work with volunteer experience in psychology or education.
Academic achievement at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels (Although there is no cut-off GPA requirement, 3.0 (of 4.0) is expected).
> Required Application Materials
Apply Online use this link to fill out and submit your application online.
Send supporting materials such as transcripts and official General GRE scores to:
One Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02459
Times and Deadlines for Admission
Please click here for admissions application deadlines and interview schedules for all MSPP Academic programs.
Applying Concurrently to the Counseling Psychology Program and other MSPP Programs
If applying to more than one program, the online application affords the option to select an additional program. Please note: this online application and all application materials must be received at MSPP on or before the earliest application deadline date. The application review process for each program is separate, including the interview. If you are a distant out-of-state applicant, you may inquire about arranging both interviews on the same day.
Please take note of the following when applying to more than one program:
- The application fee if applying to more than one program is $75.
- Your Application Essay should include every program to which you are applying.
If you are offered and accept admission to another MSPP program, your Counseling Psychology Program application will be considered withdrawn. Similarly, if you accept the offer of admission to the Counseling Psychology Program, your application to any other MSPP program is withdrawn.
Selection of Candidates
Completed application packets are thoroughly reviewed by members of the MSPP faculty. Qualified applicants will be invited for an interview. Applicants who are not in our general geographic area may opt to schedule a telephone interview. Each component of the application is an important part of the process. Although cutoff scores are not strictly applied, an undergraduate and/or graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is expected. Applicants are welcome to submit GRE scores in order to present another indication of their strengths and abilities although the GRE is not required. Applicants who are non-native speakers of English may be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to provide evidence of their level of English as it is spoken and written in North America. TOEFL combined scores (listening, structure and written expression, speaking and reading) will ideally be over 637 (paper-based), 270 (computer based) or 110 (internet based).