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Applying to the Clinical-Counseling Program

Application and Admission Requirements

The deadline for submitting applications is February 15.

In accepting applicants for admission, the department considers an applicant’s grade point average, scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), letters of recommendation, self statement and personal and professional fit with the program, research interests, and the applicant’s work, life, and academic accomplishments. Although there is not a required minimum GRE score, the majority of students admitted to the psychology graduate program have a GRE score of at least the 50 percentile for both the Verbal and the Quantitative subtests and a GPA above 3.5. Applicants also must have completed a minimum of 18 semester hours of undergraduate psychology coursework. The minimum acceptable score on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is 550.

Graduate assistantships are available and are awarded on a competitive basis. Students who receive an assistantship may be assigned to work as a Teaching Assistant for one of our laboratory classes, as a Research Assistant with a given faculty member, or as an Administrative Assistant in one of the offices on campus.

To apply to the Clinical-Counseling Program, applicants must submit the following items of information directly to the Graduate College.  Please do NOT send ANY application materials to the Psychology Department directly. This will result in a delay of processing your application.

  • A completed application form (Graduate College Admissions)
  • GRE scores (the subject portion is not required although it is recommended),
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended,
  • An up-to-date resume
  • Three letters of references with at least one submitted from a faculty member in a psychology department (2 preferred), (please send letters directly to the Graduate College),
  • A short self statement (approximately 2 pages) regarding why you are interested in psychology and future plans.
  • A 1-2 page statement regarding your research interests and explicitly listing 3-4 faculty members in the Psychology Department at Radford University with whom you would be interested in doing research if admitted into the program (please note, the faculty members may be affiliated with any of the Psychology Concentrations including Clinical-Counseling, Experimental, Industrial/Organizational, School Psychology, or the PsyD in Counseling).

To apply for an assistantship, please go to the Graduate College website for Assistantships. You will be notified by the department if you have been awarded an assistantship.

If you have questions about the application process or financial aid, please contact the Graduate College online or at (540)831-5431.

If you have questions regarding the Clinical Counseling Program, please contact Dr. Ann N. Elliott, email:  aelliott@radford.edu, (540)-831-5790

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