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Admissions

The two-year, lockstep program format allows students to complete the program requirements in a prescribed sequence within a student cohort. The hybrid schedule, provides you flexibility and convenience as you work through the courses and clinical training. Students are admitted to the program once a year during the fall semester.

  • Admission Deadline

    The admission deadline for Fall 2019 is February 15, 2019.

    If you are unable to make it to one of our information sessions, you can view one of our past sessions here: Info Session Video. 

    Note that the Exit Requirements for the Program have changed since this video was recorded. For more information, please refer to the Student Handbook.

    The admissions procedures have also changed since the recording of this video. Please see below for the most up-to-date information.

  • Admission Requirements

    Applicants to the program have to meet the following minimum requirements:

    1. 3.0 GPA during the last two years as an upper-division student.
    2. ALL applicants must submit Quantitative and Verbal Scores for the General GRE. There is no minimum score required. FIU now has a GRE prep course.
    3. Foreign students whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (the TOEFL) and obtain a score of 550 or higher on the paper-based version or 80 or higher on the internet-based version.

     

    The program is not open to international students in need of a student (F-1) or Exchange Visitor (J-1) visa. If you require a student or exchange visitor visa, please do not apply.

  • Admission Procedures

    To apply for admission to the Professional Counseling Psychology Master's Program, applicants should submit materials electronically to both the FIU Graduate Admissions Office and the Professional Counseling Psychology Master's Program.

    Required Admission Materials for the FIU Graduate Admissions Office

    1. Complete FIU Graduate Application Form. Apply Online
    2. Certified/Official Transcripts of all college-level work.
    3. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores: scores on the mathematical and verbal aptitude sections of the General GRE, taken within the previous five years, are required of all applicants.
    4. If your native language is not English you will be required to submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

    The program is not open to international students in need of a student (F-1) or Exchange Visitor (J-1) visa. If you require a student or exchange visitor visa, please do not apply.

    Required Admission Materials for the Professional Counseling Psychology Master's Program

    Please submit all of the below documents via an email to pcp@fiu.edu with the subject line: "PCP Application Materials." We will not review documents unless you have already submitted an online application to the University Graduate School as described above. Once you have completed the online application with the University Graduate School, you will receive an email from FIU containing your FIU student (Panther) ID number. Please include your FIU Panther ID number in the body of your email to pcp@fiu.edu.

    1. A Curriculum Vitae or Resume with pertinent information on previous experience, education, honors, awards, interests, community service, and achievements.
    2. A Video Statement of Intent. In the video please include a discussion of educational and career objectives and the specific relationship of the degree to the achievement of those objectives. Statements should not exceed 5 minutes. You will need to upload this video to a video sharing site and send us a link. The subject line should say "Video Statement of Intent for PCP Program Admission" Make sure you answer the following questions:
      • What are your educational and career goals?
      • How does this program meet those goals?
      • What qualities and skills do you have to offer the program and the field of mental health?
      • How does your background (education or professional experience) make you the best candidate for this program?
    3. Three Letters of Recommendation from persons who are in a position to evaluate the applicant's previous professional, academic and personal performance, and potential for success in a graduate program.
      • Please note: Students may choose to submit the letter of recommendation form from the University Graduate School Office of Admissions; however, it is not mandatory.
      • Additionally, if this form is submitted it must be accompanied by a Letter of Recommendation (written on letterhead).
    4. Two Examples of Your Previous Written Work. One must be academic; one may be work-related.

     

    The program is not open to international students in need of a student (F-1) or Exchange Visitor (J-1) visa. If you require a student or exchange visitor visa, please do not apply.