Admissions

Students are admitted to our program one time a year for the Fall semester.

ADMISSION DEADLINE FOR FALL 2018 IS FEBRUARY 15, 2018

If you are unable to make it to one of our information sessions, you can view one of our past sessions here: Info Session Video

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the program have to meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. GPA 3.0 during the last two years as an upper division student.
  2. ALL applicants must submit Quantitative and Verbal Scores for the General GRE . There is no minimum score required. FIU now has a GRE prep course: http://greprep.fiu.edu/landingfull.
  3. Foreign students whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (the TOEFL) and obtain a score of 550 or higher on the paper based version or 80 or higher on the internet-based version.

The program is not open to international students in need of a student (F-1) or Exchange Visitor (J-1) visa. If you require a student or exchange visitor visa, please do not apply.

Admission Procedures

To apply for admission to the Masters in Counseling Psychology program, applicants should submit materials to BOTH the FIU Graduate Admissions office and the Counseling Psychology Program.

Required Admission materials for the FIU Graduate Admissions Office

  1. Complete FIU Graduate Application Form. Apply on-line by clicking here.
  2. Submit Certified/Official Transcripts of all college level work.
  3. Submit Graduate Record Examination Scores (GRE: scores on the mathematical and verbal aptitude sections of the General GRE, taken within the previous five years, are required of all applicants.
  4. If your native language is not English you will be required to submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

The program is not open to international students in need of a student (F-1) or Exchange Visitor (J-1) visa. If you require a student or exchange visitor visa, please do not apply.

These materials should be sent to:

Graduate Admissions Office
PC 230, Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199

Required Admission materials for the Counseling Psychology Program

Please submit all of the below documents as one packet, we will not accept documents unless you have already submitted an online application with the university graduate school and we will not accept loose documents. All of the documents below must be submitted as hard copies (except for the video statement), no electronic versions of these documents will be accepted!!

  1. A curriculum vitae or resume with pertinent information on previous experience, education, honors, awards, interests, community service, and achievements.
  2. A video statement of intent. In the video please include a discussion of educational and career objectives and the specific relationship of the degree to the achievement of those objectives. Statements should not exceed 5 minutes. You will need to upload this video to a video sharing site and send us a link via email to pcp@fiu.edu. The subject line should say "Video Statement of Intent for PCP Program Admission" Make sure you answer the following questions:
    • What are your educational and career goals?
    • How does this program meet those goals?
    • What qualities and skills do you have to offer the program and the field of mental health?
    • How does your background (education or professional experience) make you the best candidate for this program?
  3. Three Letters of Recommendation from persons who are in a position to evaluate the applicant's previous professional, academic and personal performance, and his or her potential for success in the masters program.
    • Please note: Students may choose to submit the letter of recommendation form from the University Graduate School Office of Admissions, however, it is not mandatory.
    • Additionally, if this form is submitted it must be accompanied by a Letter of Recommendation (written on letter head).
    • Note: If your recommender submitted their letter or form electronically, you will need to re-submit their recommendation as a hard copy to the department directly
  4. Two examples of your previous written work. One must be academic; one may be work-related.

The program is not open to international students in need of a student (F-1) or Exchange Visitor (J-1) visa. If you require a student or exchange visitor visa, please do not apply.

These materials should be sent to

The Department of Psychology
Attn: Professional Counseling Psychology Admissions
Florida International University
11200 S.W. 8th Street, DM 256
Miami, Fl 33199