Program Coordinator

Admission Deadlines

Additional Links

Dr. David Wasieleski Fall Semester: July 15 Retention/Dismissal/Readmission Policy
Email: Graduation Requirements
Phone: 229-333-5930 Department of Psychology & Counseling

Admission Requirements

Please be advised: this program is being deactivated until further notice. The last term for which we are accepting Clinical Counseling students is Fall 2015.

Required Documents

Admission Requirements

Online Graduate Application

  • Application Fee $35 (credit or debit card and e-checks accepted)
  • Apply Online

One Official Transcript from each institution where you have previously enrolled (undergraduate and graduate).

(Transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at VSU will be obtained by the Graduate School

  • Must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution in an appropriate major (e.g. psychology or related field).
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 Scale. GPA will be calculated on all attempted undergraduate coursework in which a letter grade was awarded.

Graduate Record Exam

Minimum GRE Requirements:
  • Verbal score of 153 plus Quantitative score of 145.
  • See considerations for Probationary Admission below
Written Statement
  • 250-500 words in length.
  • Must describe applicant's interest in the program and post-degree plans.
  • Must demonstrate articulation, writing skill, and goals consistent with the outcomes of the program.

Three Recommendations

(General Recommendation Form Required)

  • Recommendations from professionals familiar with your professional and/or academic background.

VSU Medical Form

Page 1 of Medical Form

Page 2 of Medical Form

  • The form must be completed and signed by the student/applicant.
  • This form must be received prior to enrollment, NOT prior to admission.
  • Applicants who are currently enrolled, and those who attended VSU in the past, are not required to resubmit the Medical Form

Unless otherwise indicated above, all required documents must be received on or before the admission deadline for your file to be reviewed. It is the applicant's responsibility to allow adequate time for document delivery and to en-sure receipt of documents. Please allow at least 7-10 days for delivery by mail.

Important Program Information

Admission to this program requires 15 semester hours of undergraduate psychology courses appropriate to the graduate major. These courses must include: Fundamentals of Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Statistical Methods in Psychology, Experimental Psychology, and Tests and Measurements.

International Applicants 

International applicants must meet all admission criteria and documentation requirements as defined by the program, however, additional documentation may be required.  Please review the information below for specific information and guidelines.

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Exam or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Applicants whose first language is not English (based on country of citizenship) must submit official scores on the TOEFL exam or IELTS exam. International applicants whose first language is not English but who have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S. institution may be exempt from the TOEFL/IELTS requirement.
  • Certificate of Finances- The Certificate of Finance is required of any applicant requiring a student visa to enter the United States to complete his or her studies. This document is considered a part of the application for admission and applications will not be reviewed without this document.  Applicants who do not require an I-20 student visa to complete their studies are exempt from this requirement.
  • Evaluation of International Transcripts - Applicants who have completed coursework at an institution outside of the United States must submit a course-by-course evaluation of the coursework.  This transcript evaluation must be completed by an international education credentials evaluation service such as Josef Silny, ECE, etc.  The transcript evaluation does not replace the transcript requirement. Official transcripts are still required.

Admission Classifications

  • Regular Status
  • Probationary Status
  • The applicant may qualify for probationary admission by meeting all of the requirements listed above, with the exception of one of the following conditions:
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0, calculated on all work attempted in which a letter-grade was awarded, AND a minimum Verbal score of 145 plus a minimum Quantitative score of 141.
  • -OR-
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75, calculated on all work attempted in which a letter-grade was awarded, AND a minimum Verbal score of 153 plus a minimum Quantitative score of 145.

Admission Questions 

For admission questions about this program, please contact the Graduate School by phone, email, or stop by our office.

  • Call Us: 229-333-5694 or toll free 800-618-1878, Option #5







  • Visit Us: Psychology Building (Main Campus), Third Floor, Suite 3100




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