Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)

Learn more about the doctoral counseling psychology program.

Contact Information


  • December 1 - Fall entry only

Program Requirements

  • Academic background in psychology or a related field (e.g., counseling, counseling psychology, social work) from a regionally accredited institution
  • Above average percentile score on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE
  • The average admitted student GPA is a 3.5
  • Clinical or clinically-related experience

Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application and $50 application fee
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
    • Please include any service, teaching and research activities, leadership experiences, work history, and community involvement to support your interest in or qualifications for graduate study.
  • Personal statement
    • Please focus on developmental history, cultural background and experiences, explain your reasons for pursuing doctoral studies in counseling psychology, and why you have chosen Springfield College (three to five pages of double-spaced text).
  • Official college transcripts
  • Official scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test.
    • The psychology GRE is not required.
    • GRE Code: 3763
  • Three letters of recommendation with a recommendation form from professionals (e.g., academics and clinical supervisors) who can address the applicant's suitability for doctoral study. (Note: Personal references are not considered.)
    • At least one of the three letters must be from a faculty member from the applicant's program of study. Letters are to be typed and submitted on applicable letterhead.
    • Letters may be emailed by the recommender to, or faxed to (413) 748-3694, or mailed to the Office of Graduate Admissions, 263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109.

International Applicants from non-English speaking countries must demonstrate English language proficiency by way of one of the following examinations:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)

All application materials should be mailed to:

Springfield College
Office of Graduate Admissions
263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109

If you choose to email your application documents, please note that transcripts and letters of recommendation will not be considered official unless they are emailed directly from the original source and not from the applicant. Please submit materials via email to

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