Credential Evaluation Process, Doctoral

The doctoral coordinator, after consulting with the department screening committee, will submit a recommendation regarding applicants to the School of Graduate Studies and Research. The following criteria will be reviewed:

Students seeking admission to the program must meet the following criteria:

1A. Have earned a 48- or 60-credit-hour master's degree in counseling from a CACREP-accredited institution.

or

1B. Have earned a 48- or 60-credit-hour master's degree in counseling not from a CACREP-accredited program.

Students whose master's degree is not from a CACREP-accredited program, but hold a 48- or 60-credit counseling degree, must complete the additional coursework necessary to meet CACREP 2016. A transcript audit will be completed to identify any additional coursework. No applicant will be admitted who needs more than 12 credit hours including practicum.

2. Have a minimum graduate grade point average of 3.5.

The doctoral coordinator, after consulting with the department screening committee, will submit a recommendation regarding applicants to the School of Graduate Studies and Research. The following criteria will be reviewed:

  • All official college/university transcripts
  • Two letters of academic or professional recommendation
  • Goal Statement: A summary of relevant educational/work experience; reasons for wanting to earn a PhD in CES (career goals); reasons interested in IUP's PhD program (no more than two to three pages)
  • Résumé/Vita
  • Example of written work