Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology (PsyD)
Is the program offered on a full-time and part-time basis?
No. The PsyD program is offered on a full-time basis only.
How long does it take to complete the PsyD degree?
The program takes four years to complete and involves three years of curriculum and a one year internship.
When can you begin the program?
The program begins each fall.
When are classes held?
Classes are offered in the evenings and occasionally on the weekends.
Can you work full-time and attend program?
Working full-time while completing the PsyD program would present many challenges. During the fall and spring, the course load per term averages 12 credit hours. In summer, the load is slightly less. Beginning in the second semester, there are practicum experiences each semester, each requiring about 20 hours per week on-site.
Where can I find out more about tuition costs and financial aid?
You will find tuition costs here: http://www.chatham.edu/admissions/grad_tuition.cfm
More information about financial aid can be found at: http://www.chatham.edu/admissions/grad_aid.cfm.
What are the admissions requirements?
· 3.2 GPA
· Undergraduate degree from accredited institution
· Graduate degree in counseling or a related field from an accredited institution (minimum of 48 credits)
§ Psychology of Culture and Identity or Multicultural/Diversity Issues in Counseling
§ Human Development across the Lifespan
§ Counseling Theories
§ Counseling Techniques
§ Group Counseling
§ Abnormal Psychology or Psychopathology
§ Vocational and Career Counseling
§ Statistics and Research Design
§ Professional Ethics
§ Supervised Counseling Field Placement (Practicum and Internship)
Can I still apply without all of the prerequisites?
Yes, but all prerequisite classes if you are admitted to the program, you must complete any prerequisites before enrolling.
When is the application deadline?
The application deadline for complete applications is January 15. All admissions materials must be received by that date.
How do I apply?
You will find our free, online application at http://apply.chatham.edu/graduate. Beyond filling out the application, you must submit the following:
o Three recommendations (academic or professional or both – professional recommendations must be from some who served in supervisory capacity. All recommendations must be sent in a sealed envelope, with the recommender’s signature over the envelope’s seal)
o Official transcripts from every university or college attended where college credit was received (must be sent directly from registrar’s office in a sealed envelope)
§ If credits show up on one institution’s transcripts as transferred, a transcript must still be sent from the registrar’s office at the institution where they were taken
o Resume or curriculum vitae
o GRE test scores (general)
o GRE test scores (psychology)
Is an interview required for admission?
Yes. An on-campus interview is required for admission to the program. Once faculty have reviewed complete applications, applicants are notified of whether or not they have been invited to interview. If invited, the interview is the final step in the admissions process.
How long does it take to receive an admissions decision?
Once student has interviewed for the program, they can expect an admissions decision in two to three weeks.
Is the PsyD program APA accredited?
We are seeking APA accreditation, but this is a review process that will require a graduating class from the program before accreditation is granted. We are currently working to ensure we meet all APA guidelines in anticipation of accreditation and are actively seeking it. We are also applying to become an ASPPB/National Register Designated Doctoral Program.
How can I get some information about the PsyD program and Chatham?
Feel free to visit http://www.chatham.edu/admissions/inquire.cfm and we will forward information about the program to your current address! You can also visit www.chatham.edu/PsyD for more information about the program, its requirements, our faculty, and other helpful links related to the field of counseling.
Can I schedule a visit, meet with a faculty member, and take a tour?
We would love to have you visit us! You can schedule a weekday visit by contacting our receptionist, Mary Schmidt at email@example.com or 412-365-1825. You can also attend one of our weekend open houses, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet with a faculty member, tour the campus, and meet with representatives from admissions, financial aid, career services, housing, etc. For more information about our upcoming open houses, and to register, just visit www.chatham.edu/openhouse.
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