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Graduate Counseling and Psychology Department Program Admission Requirements

Please carefully read the following admissions requirements to ensure you are eligible for the program.

  • GPA 2.8 (3.0 preferred) with particular importance placed on the last two years of the undergraduate record. An applicant with a lower GPA is strongly advised to submit GRE or MAT scores to strengthen the application.
  • Completion of two prerequisite undergraduate Behavioral Science courses (6 credits within the last 10 years - Grade C or above). CLEP exams will be accepted for Introduction to Psychology, Human Growth and Development, and/or Introduction to Sociology.

To apply to the Graduate Counnseling and Psychology Programs submit the following materials to:

Eastern University
Graduate and Professional Studies Admissions
1300 Eagle Road
St. Daivds PA 19087

Step 1  

  • A completed application and $35 application fee.  (Please note that your application fee is waived if you apply online.)
  • Two Recommendations: One professional recommendation and one academic. The professional reference must be from a present or past workplace supervisor; the academic reference must be from a college professor.  Those who are recommending you must use our forms: Download the Graduate Counseling and Psychology Department's Recommendation forms here. **If you have been out of school for more than four years, you may submit two professional recommendations. 
  • Official Transcript(s) from the degree conferring undergraduate (and graduate if applicable)  institution you've attended.
  • Note: Additional official transcripts(s) will be needed reflecting the necessary pre-requisites if completed at an institution other than where your undergraduate degree was completed.
  • A current resume.
  • If you have already been admitted to Eastern before, please read the Readmission Requirements

Step 2

After your application is completed and you have met admission requirements, selected candidates will be contacted by a representative of Eastern University, to schedule the following:

  • A personal interview with the Faculty from the Department
  • A writing task, to be completed onsite after the personal interview.
  • A review of your program of study.

Step 3

After receiving your letter of acceptance you will need to:

  • Submit a New Student Enrollment Form.
  • Submit a $150 tuition deposit.

* Please note, at least 4.5 credits must be taken per semester to qualify for financial aid.

Admission Deadlines

Fall 2016
Early Application Deadline - January 16, 2017*
Final Application Deadline - June 16, 2017
Graduate Assistantship Application Deadline - January 16, 2017**

* Apply by January 16 to be given priority consideration for our scholarships.
**If you wish to be considered for a Graduate Assistantship, your Graduate Admissions Application and Graduate Assistantship Application must be completed by January 16, 2017.

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