Application Requirements

Application Deadlines Fall Spring Summer
Priority April 1 November 1 March 1
Standard August 1 December 1 April 1

Late applications are accepted and considered as space allows.

1. Application for admission with a $45 graduate application fee

2. Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or the evaluated equivalency, with a minimum cumulative or last 60/90 unit GPA of 2.75

3. Official bachelor's degree transcript. Additional transcripts may be required to verify prerequisites or GPA

4. Three electronic recommendations from sources who can address your potential for success. It is preferred that one recommendation be from an instructor or professor. Recommendations from friends and family are not acceptable.

5. Comprehensive essay of at least 500 words that includes the following:

  • Purpose for entering the program
  • Experiences that have directed your interest toward becoming a therapist
  • Religious background, present pattern of spiritual growth, fundamentals of personal faith and the relationship between your faith and professional goals
  • Influences that have shaped your present values and approach to life
  • Reasons for choosing to study at CBU

6. Prerequisites completed with a "C" or better. Up to two prerequisites may be taken during the first two semesters of enrollment.

  • Developmental Psychology or Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • Theories of Personality
  • Statistics

8. Successful interview with graduate program director

9. An applicant whose first language is not English and/or does not have a degree from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction is required to demonstrate English language proficiency by submitting a recent test score from Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The minimum score required to display English proficiency for standard admission to a graduate programs is 80 IBT TOEFL or 6.5 IELTS.