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Request InformationWe are dedicated to ensuring that you have a comprehensive understanding of our programs. Our learning environment and the offered practical training make our graduates successful and valuable contributors to the mental health community.

The First Step

The Admissions Office is your complete resource for understanding the opportunities and options available to you. We invite you to examine this web site, where you will find the following information among many other options:

In addition to our formal events and interviews, we know that the best way to learn about any program is to talk with people who have been through it.

What We Look For

We seek a diverse group of students who will form the next community of practitioners. A high level of academic and clinical aptitude are essential, as is a set of personal characteristics that will enable our students to function creatively and effectively in solving a wide variety of human problems. Each applicant is evaluated on a number of specific criteria, including:

  • Motivation
  • Self-awareness
  • Sensitivity
  • Creativity
  • Emotional stability
  • Maturity
  • Preparation and planning for graduate studies
  • Career potential

Assessment of this potential is made in a variety of ways, including past academic performance, practical experience (if available), personal qualifications, references, and indications of the applicant’s commitment to the profession and the community.

Our Students

The age range of our students is between early 20s and early 60s, the median age falls in the 25-29 age category. 81% are women, 19% are men, 22% are self-reported minorities, 13% are foreign born and approximately 12% are students with disabilities.

21% of the student body speak a foreign language.

Language From those who speak a foreign language
Spanish 38%
Portuguese 9%
French 8%
Arabic 7%
Russian 7%
Creole 6%
20 Other Languages 27%



Additional Information

Please visit program specific admissions pages here.

Financial aid information is available here.

Learn more about our admissions and graduation rates for: Clinical Psychology, Counseling, Organizational & Leadership Psychology and School Psychology.

Most importantly, we are available in the Admissions office to assist you with all of your questions and to help you through the application process. We look forward to meeting you!

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Office Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mario Murga, MA
Director of Admissions

Nicole Bruno, MEd, Associate Director of Admissions

Elizabeth Beaton
Senior Admissions Counselor

Jennifer Geuther
Admissions Counselor

Ashley Sosa-Feliz
Admissions Counselor

HACU-Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

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