Counseling Psychology Requirements

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Application Information

All applicants must have a completed bachelor’s degree earned from an accredited institution prior to beginning the program. The University of Denver requires that applicants have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. If your GPA does not meet this requirement, please contact the Morgridge Office of Admissions to discuss your eligibility options.

Applications will not be reviewed until all items listed below are received.

  • Application Requirements
    • Online Application for Graduate Admission
    • Two (2) Essays: Statement of Personal/Professional Goals, Statement of Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice.
      • The essay prompts are located in the application checklists linked below.
    • Current vita/resume
    • One transcript from each college/university where at least one credit has been earned, sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions
      • This can be an unofficial copy; however, if admitted you must submit an official copy from each college/university by the first day of classes.
      • This may include transcripts from community colleges, study abroad experiences, transfer institutions, non-degree coursework and military transcripts.
    • Two letters of recommendation (uploaded by recommenders)
      • Three letters of recommendation are encouraged for Ph.D. applicants. 
    • $65 Application Fee

    Application Checklist

  • Next Steps

    After reviewing your application and all supplemental documents, the Morgridge College of Education will contact you via email to share next steps in the admissions process. To view outstanding documents (letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.) and admission decisions, please check your Application Status Page by logging in with your email address and password.

    All admission updates will be delivered via email. Please ensure the email address listed on your application is one you check frequently.


    Ph.D. Applicants

    • Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in an interview with program faculty. In-person and virtual interview options will be available.


    M.A. Applicants

    • An interview is not required for admission.
  • Requirements for International Applicants

    International applicants, or applicants who do not hold a degree from an institution where English was the primary language of instruction, may be asked to provide proof of English proficiency by submitting passing TOEFL, IELTS or CAE scores

    • Minimum TOEFL Score: 80 (iBT) or 550 (paper-based)
    • Minimum IELTS Score: 6.5
    • Minimum CAE Score: 169


    International applicants are strongly encouraged to submit all application materials at least 14 business days ahead of the deadline for evaluation by the Office of International Admission. If admitted, you will be required to submit additional documents to complete the internationalization process and receive your visa. For further information or questions about this process, please refer to the Office of International Student & Scholar Services.

Get in Touch with Admissions

If you have any questions, our admissions counselors are here to help. Please e-mail, give us a call at 1-800-835-1607, or submit a Request Info form.