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Teachers College, Columbia University
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Clinical Psychology
In the Counseling and Clinical Psychology Department

M.A. Prospective Students > MA Admissions

MA Admissions

  1. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university or its equivalent in another country is required. An applicant who applies while still an undergraduate can be accepted only on condition that the bachelor’s degree be received in time for enrollment. Many, though not all of our accepted applicants have also received an M.A. degree in other fields.
  2. Clinical and Research Experience: Though not required, the Program values the additional evidence of maturity, competence, and capacity for responsibility that comes from a broad range of work and life experiences. Most students admitted to the program have engaged, in or adter college, in some type of research or volunteer clinical setting.
  3. References: Applicants must submit at least two letters of recommendation from individuals able to comment on their scholarly and personal qualifications.
  4. Personal Statement: Applicants should try to say something about the range of their interests and experience, attempting to give the Admissions Committee a flavor of the person behind the application.

Applicants for the MA Program are considered for Fall admission only. All admissions materials must be received by the final application deadline as advertised by the College. See the Admissions section of this bulletin for more information.