The guidelines below are specific to the master's program in counseling psychology. Applicants should hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the United States or proof of equivalent preparation from a foreign college or university with a minimum 3.0 cumulative average (4 point scale). Graduate Record Exam or Miller Analogies scores and/or an in-person interview may be required from students with cumulative average grades under the recommended cut-off. Consideration may be given to applicants not meeting the School of Graduate and Professional Studies requirements. Students with a degree in psychology, counseling or related field are preferable; however, those with degrees in other fields are also welcome to apply.

Applicants should submit:

  • A completed Application for Admission form with non-refundable application fee of $50 made payable to Delaware Valley College.
  • Official transcripts from all graduate and undergraduate institutions attended.
  • Proof of completion of at least four psychology courses, one of which must be Introduction to Psychology, with a 3.0 or better in each.
  • Students from countries in which English is not the native language must submit the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with the application.
  • Three recommendations from professors, work supervisors, or clinical supervisors using the Reference Form provided.
  •  A 500-word personal statement that addresses: your personal and career goals, a brief history explaining why you are specifically interested in counseling psychology and competent multicultural practices, why you are choosing Delaware Valley College’s Counseling Psychology master’s program, what you hope to contribute to the program and to the field of counseling, and a brief summary of your strengths and areas for growth.
  • A current curriculum vitae or résumé.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. All materials should be submitted to: Office of Graduate Studies-Counseling Psychology, Delaware Valley College, 700 E. Butler Ave., Doylestown, PA 18901.

Applicants applying for federal or state financial aid should use the Delaware Valley College institutional code 003252. Links to FASFA and institutional forms can be found on the financial aid website. Applicants can contact an aid counselor at 215.489.2272 or

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