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Apply to a Graduate Program in Counseling Psychology
Prospective students interested in applying to any of the three degree programs in Counseling Psychology should read this page carefully. The Counseling Psychology Faculty members believe that personal development is essential to becoming an effective clinician. Experience as a client in both individual and group settings is an excellent way to attend to both personal and professional development by helping you to become comfortable with aspects of self-disclosure and reflective self-examination. These personal and professional activities are frequently necessary for competent performance in classes and in practicum training experiences. For example, you can expect to observe and be observed conducting therapeutic activities, to give and receive appropriate peer feedback, and to display self-awareness, including the impact of your social locations and cultural values on your interpersonal interactions. Consider these requirements carefully when thinking about applying to our programs and accepting any offer of admission.
Application Deadlines: PhD Program: December 1 MS/EdS Programs: February 15 (NOTE: EdS Program deadline does not apply to current University of Kentucky Counseling Psychology students.)
GRADUATE SCHOOL/DEPARTMENTAL APPLICATION
We are part of the Hobsons ApplyYourself Application Network, a system that provides an opportunity to submit all Graduate School and Departmental requirements in one application including letters of recommendation. All applications for graduate study at the University of Kentucky Graduate School must be submitted on-line.
Apply online via the University of Kentucky Graduate School website (click link below).
Please be aware of the below information in regard to formulating the supporting application materials you will be uploading to your application via the Graduate School website:
Please be advised that the counseling psychology admissions committee does not use any single criterion for admissions decisions. We consider GRE scores, GPA, letters of recommendation, previous professional and life experiences, diversity-related experiences and focus, career goals, research interests, and “fit” with overall program needs and goals. This statement of purpose is an opportunity for you to convey to the faculty a more holistic view of your strengths and contributions as a professional-in-training in this program.
Questions about the admissions process should be directed to the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Kenneth Tyler. If you have questions about the application forms, please call 859-257-7881 or contact Ms. Penny Cruse.
updated 10-07-2013 by Phyllis Mosman