Graduate counseling programs provide the advanced clinical training necessary to advance in the mental health field. The two-year cohort program in counseling psychology at RMU prepares students for graduate-level careers in professional counseling. The 60-credit curriculum provides a foundation in counseling theory and skills, assessment, and individual and group therapy, and it provides students with the opportunity to gain supervised practical experience in a formal practicum and internship.
The program is structured so that students will attend class two evenings a week. Graduates of the program will meet the core educational requirements for Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Pennsylvania and will prepare students to complete additional state requirements for licensure post-graduation.
The first cohort of the Counseling Psychology program at RMU begins in May of 2016.
- Completion of an RMU graduate application. To apply for free online click here.
- 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA.
- Successful completion of a personal interview.
- Official undergraduate transcripts from all universities attended
- Submission of an essay (to firstname.lastname@example.org) addressing the questions listed in Section 2:Essay
- Transcript review: additional core undergraduate psychology classes may be required for full admission.
- What kind of career in professional counseling are you interested in pursuing and how did your interest develop?
- What is your current conceptualization of what a counselor does? What personal strengths and weaknesses would you say that you have that could impact your effectiveness in this role?
- What led you to the Counseling Psychology program at RMU, and how do you think the RMU program can benefit your career aspirations?