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  • Counseling Psychology and School Psychology (Combined PhD)

    Florida State’s combined doctoral program in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology is designed to enable you to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for practice in a variety of applied settings, as well as contributing to the advancement of the profession through research and scholarship. Within this combined program, you will share a common core of experience in research and practice, select a concentration in counseling or school psychology, and have the option of dual concentration. The program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Upon graduation of the program, you will be eligible to become a licensed psychologist in the state of Florida. 

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    In order to meet minimum University and departmental admission requirements, an applicant must have:

    • A bachelor’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA – An earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or a comparable degree from an international institution, with a minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average (GPA) in all coursework attempted while registered as an upper-division undergraduate student working towards a bachelor’s degree.
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    • A graduate degree with at least a 3.5 GPA – Applicants for PhD programs must have an earned graduate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or a comparable degree from an international institution, with a minimum 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average (GPA).
    • GRE test scores – Official test results are required from the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The Educational Testing Service (ETS) does not retain scores longer than five years. If your test scores are older than five years, you may have to retake the test to have official scores sent directly to FSU from the testing agency. If you have the official report that was mailed to your home address for older scores, then FSU will accept that report. The FSU Institution Code is 5219.

    Target Scores:
    Verbal – 150 or above
    Quantitative – 150 or above
    Analytical – 4.0 or above

    • Language proficiency test scores International applicants whose first language is not English must submit language proficiency test scores.

    Target Scores:
    TOEFL (paper-based) – 550
    TOEFL (internet-based) – 80
    IELTS – 6.5
    MELAB – 77

    • Transcripts Applicants must submit an official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college and/or university attended to the Office of Admissions.

    Florida State University
    Office of Admissions
    282 Champions Way
    P.O. Box 3062400
    Tallahassee, FL 32306-2400

    For this program, the following documents must be uploaded to the Admissions Application Portal:

    • Personal Statement (1 required) The personal statement should describe your purpose for pursuing a degree, qualifications, and long-term career goals and should be no more than 3 pages in length. Click here to view the Statement of Purpose Information & Guide.
    • Letters of Recommendation (3 required)
      • Letters of recommendation should be written by persons who are in a position to comment on the likelihood of your success within the department.
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae (1 required)
    • Unofficial Transcripts Include transcripts from all colleges attended. Uploading a copy will expedite the review process, though you must still send official copies to the Office of Admissions.

     

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    The application deadlines for this program are as follows:

    • Final deadline –December 1 (Fall admission only). You have until midnight on the day of the deadline to submit your application. All required materials must be received by this date. Folders cannot be reviewed unless complete.

      Note: the application deadline has been extended until January 1, 2018 for applicants interested in working with either Dr. Shengli Dong or Dr. Deborah Ebener.

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    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for psychologists is expected to grow 22 percent from 2010 to 2020, which translates to 37,700 new jobs in the field. On average, psychologists make $68,640 per year, which equates to $33.00 per hour.

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