Frequently Asked Questions | Department of Psychology


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Masters of Arts in Psychological Science; Evidence Based; People Driven

Below are some questions we are frequently asked by potential applicants. We will keep adding to this list as more may arise. Please note that our policies are subject to amendment, and we will update our responses here if there are any changes. If you do not find your question here, or an adequate answer to your question, please do not hesitate to contact us at mapsumd@d.umn.edu.

1. Do you accept old GRE scores?

ETS does not forward to institutions scores that are older than five years. We are willing to accept scores within the five-year range that ETS would officially submit to us.

2. May I submit more than one set of GRE scores, and which would you take into consideration?

Yes, we will accept multiple GRE scores, and we will consider your best score.

3. Is the Psychology subject test required?

No. We require the GRE General test only, though we will consider scores on the Verbal and Quantitative Reasoning portions and not on the Analytical Writing.

4. Do you offer online, evening, or weekend classes?

At this time, we are a full-time face-to-face program with our classes scheduled during traditional university time slots. Down the road, we may consider online or hybrid classes.

5. Is your program APA-accredited?

No, as APA provides accreditation for doctoral programs only. UMD’s NorthCentral accreditation makes Clinical/Counseling students eligible to work toward MN Licensed Professional Counselor license.

6. Would I be able to take the certification program to become a Licensed Professional Counselor after graduating from the Clinical-Counseling Psychology track?

The curriculum of this program is designed to meet licensure requirements for the Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor title in the state of Minnesota through the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy. This professional license allows graduates to provide diagnostic assessments and psychotherapy/counseling services at the Master’s level. Upon graduation from our program, you will have all of the required coursework and practicum requirements met for this licensure. However, it would be up to you to complete the post-graduate 4000 hours of additional internship experience required by the board to be qualified as LPCC. The transferability of this license will vary widely from state to state, so we strongly recommend that you check with the licensing board within your state, or the state you are interested in practicing, regarding the specific details

7. Do you accept transfer credits from other graduate programs

Our policy is a maximum of 9 credits may be transferred from another institution. We will not be reviewing whether specific courses will transfer until after an applicant has been accepted until our program. Once accepted, we will be needing an official transcript and syllabi for all courses that are being considered. Also, for applicants to the clinical/counseling track, courses in core clinical skills courses such as assessment and therapy sequences or practicum will not be accepted for transfer.

8. Where do I find your program in the ApplyYourself system so I send my materials to the correct program?

Where do I find your program in the ApplyYourself system so I send my materials to the correct program?

9. What is the cost of attending your program?

Please visit UMD One Stop to learn more about tuition and rates. Our program falls under the second category Graduate Programs. Teaching assistantships and research support may be provided, although not guaranteed. We will let admitted students know of any opportunities.