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Admission Information & Requirements

Applicants must submit the following:
  • Completed application with $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary education, including proof of having earned a bachelor's degree with an acceptable GPA (an undergraduate major in Psychology is preferred, however, candidates from other fields will be considered)
  • Satisfactory scores on the GRE (including the Analytical Writing score)
  • Two letters of recommendation, using the official recommendation form provided by the Office of Graduate Admissions, that speak directly to the applicant’s academic and interpersonal skills
  • A personal statement, maximum 500 words, describing the applicant’s background and motivation for entering the field of study for which he/she is applying, as well as the applicant’s rationale for applying to Marymount’s Forensic Psychology program

Application Deadline (fall admission only)
February 16 

Admission to the Forensic Psychology with Clinical Mental Health Counseling option
To be admitted to this program, students must first seek admission to the Forensic Psychology program. After completion of 26 credit hours in the Forensic Psychology program, the student may apply to be admitted to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. In addition to the application, individuals must submit:
 
  • Two letters of recommendation that speak directly to the applicant’s academic and interpersonal skills (please use the recommendation forms available in the application packet or online as a PDF)
  • A personal statement describing the applicant’s background and motivation for entering the field of study for which he/she is applying

After the initial review of an applicant’s preliminary materials, he or she may be invited to participate in a one-hour interview process with faculty. The interview will take place in-person. All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline in order to be considered for the interview.

Please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions for further information on all admissions-related matters.