Counseling Psychology Requirements: Robert Morris University

Counseling Psychology

Program Specific Requirements

The application deadline for March 15. Classes will still begin in the summer.

Along with the other general admission requirements. The Counseling Psychology program has the following additional requirements:
  • Completion of an RMU graduate application.
  • 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA.
  • Successful completion of a personal interview.
  • Official undergraduate transcripts from all universities attended
  • Current resume
  • Transcript review: additional core undergraduate psychology classes may be required for full admission.
  • Essay sent to graduateadmissions@rmu.edu. (see below for essay requirements)

ESSAY:
It is important for prospective students to give due consideration, and reflect on, themselves and their interest in training to become a professional counselor. Hence, in addition to the other materials and criteria listed above, the admissions committee is interested to know what has led you to pursue a career as a professional counselor.  Please provide a typed essay (500 word limit) that addresses the following questions:
  • 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 h ow do you think the RMU program can benefit your career aspirations?
Please email your essay to graduateadmissions@rmu.edu.