MA Psychology: Contemplative Psychotherapy

In addition to the standard graduate admissions requirements, the following is required for the MA Psychology: Contemplative Psychotherapy program:
  • Considerable readiness and strong motivation for working with others.
  • Some prior work experience in a clinical setting, either paid or volunteer, is strongly recommended. First-year students who do not have such experience will be encouraged to perform four hours per week of volunteer work in a mental health agency during the fall and spring semesters in preparation for the program's required internship.
  • Admissions interview:
    • Candidates are required to have a personal interview before an admissions decision can be made. Candidates chosen for interviews will be invited to attend one of the MA Psychology: Contemplative Psychotherapy Interview Days (dates to be announced). In addition to group and individual interviews, candidates will have an opportunity to observe a class, talk to faculty and current students, take a campus tour, and meet with a financial aid counselor.
    • If the candidate is unable to make the in-person interview due to an extreme situation, he or she will discuss alternative options with the interview committee once he or she has been invited to the interview.

Spring Interview Dates:

  • Saturday, February 15
  • Saturday, March 15
  • Saturday, April 26