About This Program

Newsletters

Facebook

Like us on Facebook.

Twitter

Follow us on Twitter.

Contact

Scarlett Choi, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
schoi@springfield.edu

The Springfield College Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology (PsyD) is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).

In the PsyD in counseling psychology program, your education will move swiftly from the classroom to the field. We follow the practitioner-scholar model, with an emphasis on clinical training and the application of research to practice.

Through practica opportunities, a full-time internship, a dissertation research project, and ongoing faculty mentoring, you will graduate with experience and research on your resume, an in-depth knowledge of the field, and a unique focus on service and social justice.

The program, which can be completed in approximately four years to six years of full-time academic study, will provide you with a solid foundation in theory, research, and practice. This includes skills in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for application in a variety of practice settings and for use across the full spectrum of adjustment and psychological disorders. 

Scarlett Choi, Director of Counseling Psychology/Associate Professor of Psychology, discusses Springfield College's Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology program.

Students take a class in the counseling room.
PsyD
Student Experience

Students take a class in the counseling room.

Students listen to a PsyD lecture.
PsyD
Student Experience

Students listen to a PsyD lecture.

Students observe counseling techniques in a lab setting.
PsyD
Student Experience

Students observe counseling techniques in a lab setting.

PsyD student Leanne shares ideas during class.
PsyD
Student Experience

PsyD student Leanne shares ideas during class.

Assistant Professor of Psychology Michael Cadaret, PhD, teaches a course.
PsyD
Student Experience

Assistant Professor of Psychology Michael Cadaret, PhD, teaches a course.

PsyD student Leanne explains a concept during class.
PsyD
Student Experience

PsyD student Leanne explains a concept during class.

PsyD students engage in a class discussion.
PsyD
Student Experience

PsyD students engage in a class discussion.

 

Admissions Requirements

This program enrolls students in the fall term only.

Complete the application form. No application fee.

Start your application process by completing the online application form. Be sure to complete your application by submitting all the required materials outlined in this section. 

Graduate Admissions Essay

Once your application form is processed you will receive an email with your application portal login credentials. Once you login to your application portal you'll be able to upload your essay.

In two to three double-spaced pages, please describe significant life experiences that have contributed to your interest in your field, your understanding of this field, your occupational objectives, and why you have chosen Springfield College. 

Resume

Please include any college activities, out-of-school leadership experiences, work history, and community involvement to support your interest in or qualifications for graduate study. Once your application form is processed you will receive an email with your application portal login credentials. Once you login to your application portal you'll be able to upload your resume

Letters of Recommendation

This program requires three letters of recommendation. Recommenders will receive an email when you submit your application and will be able to upload your letter to your application.

Interview

This program requires an interview.

GRE

This program requires the GRE.

The Springfield College GRE code is 3763.

You will be able to input your scores on your application, but please make sure your official scores are submitted.

Official Transcripts from All Institutions Previously/Currently Attended

  • An official transcript from each college/university you have attended is required.
  • Transcripts must be in English. If the transcript is not in English you will be required to submit a professional credential evaluation completed by any member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. In some cases, including if you plan to request coursework be transferred, a course-by-course translation is required. For this we recommend the World Education Services or Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
  • In order to be considered official, transcripts must be received directly from the original source, by email to graduate@springfield.edu, or mailed to the college address:

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

International Applicants

All international applicants from non-English speaking countries are required, in addition to the items listed above, to submit:

  • Proof of English language proficiency by way of the TOEFL or IELTS. If your undergraduate degree was earned in the United States and you successfully completed College level English, we will consider English language proficiency met.
  • Please note: Transcripts must be in English. If the transcript is not in English you will be required to submit a professional credential evaluation completed by any member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. In some cases, including if you plan to request coursework be transferred, a course-by-course translation is required. For this we recommend the World Education Services or Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.

Our Associate Director of International Admissions Nicholas Venn can answer any questions you may have about enrolling in Springfield College as an international student. You may email him at nvenn@springfield.edu or via phone at (413) 748-3891.

To submit materials:

After submitting your online application form you will receive user login credentials to access your student application portal. From that portal, you will be able to upload your graduate admissions essay and your resume. Recommenders will receive an email when you submit your application and will be able to upload your letter to your application. In order to be considered official, transcripts must be received directly from the original source, by email to graduate@springfield.edu, or mailed to the college address:

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

I. Core Requirements (88 credits)

Transfer Credit Policy - Doctor of Psychology Program

Students may be eligible to transfer up to thirty (30) semester hours of graduate credit, for which appropriate letter grades (“A”, “A-“, “B+”, “B”, or “B-“) have been given, may be approved for transfer into the PsyD program, provided that:

  • The institution for which the work is to be transferred is authorized to grant graduate degrees by a regionally accredited institution of higher education. (Regional accrediting bodies are NEASC, MSACS, NCACS, SACS,and WACS.)
  • The credits to be transferred are represented on an official graduate transcript.
  • The courses is to be transferred are applicable to the PsyD program at Springfield college.
  • Pass/Fail courses are not transferable.
  • The coursework is completed no more than five years prior to admission.

View the catalog.

APPLY ONLINE

PsyD in Counseling Psychology candidates must submit applications by January 15.

Graduate Program Courses $1,105 per credit
Approximate total cost (88 credits) $97,240
Graduate Student Fee* $385
Enrollment Deposit $300

All approximate costs above are based on 2020-21 academic year costs.

*The graduate student fee (full time) includes the following costs for the 2020-21 academic year.

  • Student Government Fee: $20
  • Community Engagement Fee: $35
  • Recreation Fee: $315
  • Class Dues: $15

The graduate student fee (part-time) is $85 per semester.

VIEW ADDITIONAL FEES AND ESTIMATED INDIRECT EXPENSES

FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Doctor of Psychology Accreditation

The PsyD counseling psychology program at Springfield College is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).

If you have questions about the accreditation process for doctoral programs in psychology, you can contact the APA Commission on Accreditation via the following: apa.org/ed/accreditation.

The Springfield College Counseling Psychology Program also is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education. The curriculum of the PsyD program is designed to meet the educational requirements for licensure as a psychologist in the state of Massachusetts. It may satisfy licensure requirements in other states as well; there are additional requirements for licensure as determined by the Psychology Licensing Boards in the various states, and successful completion of the program does not guarantee licensure. Information about licensure requirements in the various states may be found at the website of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards. See Springfield College's professional licensure information.

Fellowships & Scholarships

Let us help you make your graduate education as affordable as possible.

Student Employment

Work on our campus to earn money while pursuing your graduate degree.

AmeriCorps

Make a lasting impact on students' lives while helping to fund your education