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Master of Science in Psychology Admissions

Admission to the Master of Science in Clinical/Counseling Psychology program begins with applying through Graduate Admissions.

Admissions Requirements

  • Applications and all supporting materials are due March 1st for full consideration.  New students are only accepted for fall semester. 
  • Completed Application for the Master of Science in Clinical/Counseling Psychology.  You can start your application here and clicking "Apply" at the top of the page.  
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale
  • GRE Requirement: For applicants with a cumulative 3.0 or higher GPA on a 4-point scale from the applicant's undergraduate degree-granting institution(s), submission of GRE scores is optional.
    • For applicants whose cumulative GPA is 2.5-2.99 on a 4-point scale from the applicant's undergraduate degree granting institution(s), submission of GRE scores is required. For these applicants there is not a minimum GRE score identified, however, on average accepted applicants score 280 or higher on the GRE.
  • Foundational Coursework
      • Introduction to Psychology
      • Human Development
      • Psychological Statistics
      • Research Methods
      • Abnormal Psychology 
  • Attend a required on-campus interview with members of admissions committee.
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation required. Letters should comment on the applicant's potential for success in a graduate academic program. At least one letter (but preferably both) should be from a previous professor or someone who can comment on the applicant's academic performance and/or ability. 
    • The recommendation form can be found under Student Resources as well as here.  Please submit all recommendations to Graduate Enrollment Services.
  • A Statement of Purpose that is a maximum of two (2) typewritten pages, single-spaced. The statement should describe the applicant's pertinent and professional experience and education, as well as their interests and goals in pursuing the Master of Science in Clinical/Counseling Psychology degree. 
  • All application materials must be submitted the Office of Graduate Admissions. Submit required application documentation to graduate@clayton.edu. 
  • Criminal Background Check (if admitted). For residents of Georgia: Georgia Criminal Information Center. For residents outside of Georgia: the appropriate state criminal background check. 
  • Completion and submission of the Immunization Form (upon acceptance). For more information, please contact University Health Services at (678) 466-4940.

All application materials must be submitted the Office of Graduate Admissions. Do not submit any application materials to the Department of Psychology.  Submit documentation to graduate@clayton.edu.

Additional admissions requirements, including GPA minimums and graduate exam scores, can be found in the Clayton State University Academic Catalog.

If you have questions about the graduate admission process, please send an e-mail to graduate@clayton.edu or contact Graduate Enrollment Services at (678) 466-4113.