Master of Science in Clinical Psychology

The M.S. in Clinical Psychology curriculum is designed to prepare you for a career as a licensed mental health counselor. In this role, you'll listen to clients and ask questions, helping them understand their problems, and working with them to create plans to improve their lives

In our program, you'll learn to use evidence-based assessment and intervention techniques to diagnose and treat clients who are struggling with mental health problems and disorders. Upon graduation, you will receive a degree that enables you to become licensed as a Clinical Counselor, or continue your education toward a PhD.

As a graduate of the program, you'll be able to integrate the science of mental health research with clinical practice, staying current with research and techniques to develop the best treatment plans for your clients.

Application Requirements

Required Recommended
Application Visit RFUCAS to complete your application. Applications must be completed by April 15, 2016.
Education Bachelor's degree Significant study in areas such as psychology, sociology, criminal justice or a similar area.
Minimum GPA of 3.00 for the last two years of undergraduate study.
Standardized The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for Research Track applicants. The GRE is not required for General Track applicants.
Letters of Recommendation Two from former professors or employers familiar with your professional or educational capabilities. Three from former professors or employers familiar with your professional or educational capabilities.
Transcripts Official transcripts from each college, university or community college previously attended.
Matriculation Background check. (Must pass an RFUMS background check prior to matriculation.)
Meet the university's and program's Technical Standards for Admissions.

Follow these steps to complete your application:

  1. Create an account at RFUCAS and review the application instructions. (Find them in the drop-down menu on the upper right on the RFUCAS home screen.) For general and technical assistance on how to submit your application, please contact RFUCAS at, or 617-612-2070 ext. 5004.
  2. Submit your application, fee and other materials. The application deadline is July 1, but we strongly encourage you to apply early. Your application will include the following, all of which must be submitted through RFUCAS at the link above. (The exception to this is your test score, as noted below.)
    • Completed application.
    • Non-refundable fee of $75.
    • Official transcripts from all universities, colleges and community colleges attended.
      • Only official transcripts will be accepted.
      • If you have studied outside the U.S. or Canada, you will need to have your transcripts evaluated by a service such as or
    • Letters of recommendation
      • Two letters are required, three are preferred, from former professors, or employers familiar with the your professional or educational capabilities. We suggest that two of your three letters be from former professors.
    • Test scores
      • Research Track applicants: Send your GRE scores sent directly to Rosalind Franklin University. Our Institution Code is 1117. GRE Scores are not required for general track applicants.
      • If you do not hold U.S. citizenship or permanent residency, you must also provide TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores. The admissions committee will consider waiving this requirement if:
        • You have been a full time student at a U.S. college or university for at least two consecutive years.
        • You are from a country in which English is the primary language.
  3. Review the university's Technical Standards for Admission into the program.

    Please note: prior to matriculation into the program, all students must pass the Rosalind Franklin University criminal background check.
About the College of Health Professions

An education at the College of Health Professions is a personalized, innovative and integrated experience aimed at enabling the beginning or continuation of rewarding careers in health care. Whether you are interested in doctoral study or certificate programs, full-time or part-time enrollment, the College offers innovative curricula to fit many ambitions and lifestyles.

Interprofessionalism is more than just a concept for our students; it's a way of life. Through interaction in coursework, social activities and more, students in the College of Health Professions work with students from other programs across the university, which strengthens their understanding and respect for the interprofessional healthcare team model of collaborative care.

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