GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF S T. T H O M A S
MISSION Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be
morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good.
VISION We seek to be a recognized leader in Catholic higher education that excels in effective teaching,
active learning, scholarly research and responsible engagement with the local community as well as with the
national and global communities in which we live.
The University of St. Thomas 5
Graduate School of Professional Psychology 5
Master’s Program 7
Concentration in Family Psychology 7 Graduate School of
Course of Study 8
Room 451, Terrence Murphy Hall
Doctoral Program 9 University of St. Thomas
Family Psychology Track 12 1000 LaSalle Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403-2005
Course of Study 13 Tel: (651) 962-4650
Admissions 14 (800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-4650
Fax: (651) 962-4651
M.A. Admissions 14
Doctoral Admissions 16 www.stthomas.edu/gradpsych
Financial Aid 17
Directions to Campus 19
The Psy.D. program is a designated program of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards
(ASPPB)/National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, Joint Designation project. The Psy.D.
counseling psychology program at the University of St. Thomas is accredited by the American Psychological
The University of St. Thomas is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the
Association of Theological Schools and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Statement of Nondiscrimination
The University of St. Thomas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national
origin, sex, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance in the
employment of faculty or staff, the admission or treatment of students, or in the operation of its educational
programs and activities.
Message from Faculty and Staff
The faculty and staff
Thank you for your interest in the University of St. Thomas Graduate
of the Graduate School
School of Professional Psychology. We are confident that our programs will
of Professional Psychology provide you with an excellent professional education.
believe that a synthesis
of theory, personal growth The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Counseling Psychology program has a long
and experience is necessary history of providing students with graduate training in counseling
for training in psychology. The doctor of psychology (Psy.D.) program is designed to
counseling psychology. build on the M.A. or master of science degree in counseling psychology
and to provide a practitioner-scholar orientated doctoral education. The
M.A. and Psy.D. degrees offer specialty training in marriage and family
The Psy.D. program is accredited by the American Psychological
Association (APA) and utilizes the professional school model of training as
adopted by the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional
Psychology (NCSPP). The Psy.D. program mission goals and objectives
reflect the NCSPP model of training and education. The model curriculum
has been developed by the Council for Counseling Psychology Training
We look forward to helping you meet your academic, professional and
personal goals. We invite you to find out more.
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The University of St. Thomas Graduate School of
Founded in 1885, the University of Professional Psychology
St. Thomas is a Catholic, diocesan Located on the Minneapolis campus of
university based in the Twin Cities of the University of St. Thomas, the
St. Paul and Minneapolis with over Graduate School of Professional
10,000 students. The largest private Psychology offers the master of arts
university in Minnesota, St. Thomas (M.A.) and doctor of psychology
offers bachelor’s degrees in over 85 (Psy.D.) degrees in counseling
major fields of study and more than psychology. The school is committed
45 graduate degree programs, to an educational process that ACCREDITATION
including master’s, education addresses the needs of students
specialist, juris doctor and doctorates. through a variety of learning strategies The University of
The university designed to create a St. Thomas is accredited
seeks to develop supportive and by the North Central
morally responsible challenging Association of Colleges
individuals who environment within and Schools.
combine career the university.
competency with The professional The Psy.D. program is a
cultural awareness psychology programs designated program of the
and intellectual focus on training Association of State and
curiosity. In its students in counseling Provincial Psychology
graduate programs psychology by Boards (ASPPB) National
and other educational teaching clinical skills Register of Health Service
enterprises, the within the framework Providers in Psychology,
university is of ethical practice. The M.A., Joint Designation project.
committed to meeting the diverse, developed in the mid-1970s, and the The Psy.D. counseling
changing needs of the community Psy.D., initiated in 1990, provide psychology program at the
through programs that emphasize the practitioner-scholar orientated University of St. Thomas is
integration of theory with practice and education for professionals serving the accredited by the
foster the personal and professional public and private mental health American Psychological
growth of lifelong learners. fields. The Psy.D. program was Association.
Throughout, the university fosters in accredited by the American
the student a tradition of service to Psychological Association in
the public welfare and an energetic, October 2000.
thoughtful approach to the challenges
of contemporary life. Committee on Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First St. N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002-4242
TDD (202) 336-6123
NCSPP Model Biannual Student Review
The Graduate School of Professional The counseling psychology faculty as a
Psychology adopted the National whole reviews the progress of all
Council of Schools and Programs of students. If the personal, academic,
Professional Psychology (NCSPP) clinical or ethical performance of a
NCSPP PERSONAL model for education and training of student becomes unsatisfactory, the
CHARACTERISTICS: professional dean, faculty, adviser,
psychologists. another instructional
• Intellectual curiosity General staff member or
and flexibility assumptions clinical supervisors
• Scientific skepticism about the will meet with the
• Open-mindedness personal student to discuss his
• Psychological health characteristics or her performance
• Belief in the capacity necessary to and ways to address
for change in human promote positive or remedy the
attitudes and growth in the situation. The
behavior human services resulting plan is
• Appreciation of were developed at made known to other
individual and the 1992 faculty and
cultural diversity conference of the supervisors as
• Interest, courage and National Council necessary.
compassion in of Schools and Confidentiality exists
providing human Programs of Professional Psychology. with the school rather than with
services, especially to Counseling psychology students individual faculty members.
underserved are advised of the necessity to learn Students’ professional behavior
populations and refine these characteristics during and conduct is considered a
• Personal integrity their graduate studies. Students may fundamental aspect of academic
and honesty elect to work on developing or performance and, as such, will be
• Capacity for refining these characteristics in a reviewed by the faculty at each
developing variety of ways, including personal biannual review meeting or be subject
interpersonal skills growth experiences, therapy or to review at other times as matters of
(empathy, respect for involvement in support groups. concern are brought to the attention of
others, personal the faculty.
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Special Features of the Master’s Program:
The Master’s Program
• Courses are scheduled late in the
The Master of Arts in Counseling afternoon, in the evening and on
Psychology is designed to prepare weekends.
students for licensure in Minnesota as • Faculty members have extensive
licensed professional counselors. As a experience in counseling, giving RESOURCES FOR
general counseling psychology students the added benefit of being EMPLOYMENT:
training program, the master of arts taught by counseling psychologists
(M.A.) exposes students to a variety of with current practical knowledge. • American Counseling
psychological theories and techniques. • Personal development goes hand-in- Association
Successful completion of a minimum hand with professional development (www.counseling.org)
of 48 semester credits of study and a in this program. Students are • American Association for
comprehensive examination is encouraged to grow personally and Marriage and Family
required, but not a thesis; however, to gain insight into their own Therapy (www.aamft.org)
directed research may be completed in behaviors and characteristics. • American Mental Health
an independent study format with • Students are expected to develop Counselors Association
faculty supervision. their own theoretical position based (www.amhca.org)
The core M.A. course of study on study, discussion, experience and • Minnesota Association
(Page 8) prepares students to work as research. for Marriage and
counselors in a variety of mental • Students are encouraged to pursue Family Therapy
health, counseling and human service practicum experiences congruent (www.minneasotafamilies.
settings. Those completing the with career expectations. org)
marriage and family therapy
concentration may sit for exams, POST M.A.
Concentration in Family Psychology
obtain pre- and post-degree
supervision and be licensed by the In addition to the course of study This post M.A. program
Minnesota Board of Marriage and described above, students can choose a prepares those who
Family Therapy. Applicants are concentration in family psychology. already hold an M.A.
strongly encouraged to research the Courses for this concentration are in degree in counseling
field and be aware of licensing and addition to the 48 credits and satisfy psychology to meet and
employment options. current educational requirements for complete the educational
requirements for licensure
licensure as a marriage and family
as marriage and family
therapist (LMFT). therapists. See the chart
Students can complete these on page 8 for complete
courses during the second and third course offerings.
years of study. Students electing this
concentration need to have a
marriage and family-orientated
M.A. Program of Study course # credits
Psychological Statistics CPSY600 3
Learning and Behavior Change in Counseling Psychology CPSY602 3
Introduction to Group Psychotherapy CPSY603 3
Psychological Assessment I CPSY604 3
Theories of Career Development CPSY605 3
Basic Counseling Skills Lab CPSY606 3
Ethics and Professional Issues CPSY607 3
Counseling Practicum I CPSY608 4
Counseling Practicum II CPSY609 4
Counseling Practicum III CPSY610 1
Theories of Counseling and Personality CPSY611 3
Human Growth and Development CPSY612 3
Physiological Bases of Behavior CPSY631 3
Practicum at the University Psychopathology CPSY632 3
Introduction to Marriage and Family Psychology CPSY650 3
of St. Thomas consists of a
Counseling Diverse Populations CPSY680 3
minimum of 20 hours per
week and a minimum of TOTAL MINIMUM REQUIRED CREDITS TOTAL 48
700 hours for the academic
year. The minimums are
compatible with the
Family Psychology Courses course # credits
minimum requirements for
Family Dynamics CPSY648 3
licensure by the applicable Marriage and Family Development CPSY651 3
board in Minnesota. Marriage Counseling CPSY652 3
Requirements for students Family Counseling I CPSY653 3
Family Counseling II CPSY654 3
who elect the concentration Marriage and Family Internship* CPSY655 3
in Family Psychology must
TOTAL MINIMUM REQUIRED CREDITS TOTAL 18
obtain a minimum of 300
*This course must be taken in addition to CPSY608, 609 and 610 to meet the license requirements of the
client hours, within the Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Practice.
700 hours total; 150 of the
300 contact hours must be
with couples and/or
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minimum of 72 semester hours of
The Doctoral Program coursework (Page 13) over a minimum
The Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) four-year period. Students select one of
is a professional degree in counseling two courses of study: 1) core
psychology designed to prepare counseling psychology or 2) special
individuals for careers in the practice proficiency in family psychology.
WHAT CAN I DO WITH
of counseling psychology. In 1972, the The Psy.D. program utilizes a A GRADUATE DEGREE
American Psychological Association cohort model as an educational tool to IN PSYCHOLOGY?
endorsed the Psy.D. as an appropriate enhance learning with courses offered
model for professional services. In in late afternoons, evenings and Our graduates have found
October 2000, the Psy.D. at weekends. Faculty regularly revise employment in a variety
St. Thomas was accredited by the course materials and program policy of fields including:
APA. so students are advised to read
• Private practice
The Psy.D. in Counseling department bulletin boards, the psychologist
Psychology is designed to build on program Web site, St. Thomas e-mail
previous training in psychology and and maintain contact with their • Clinic/agency director
prepare professionals for a variety of adviser in order to stay informed of • Management consultant
work settings. Primarily, Psy.D. program changes.
graduates pursue licensure for the • University counseling
practice of psychology and provide Psy.D. Program Goals center psychologist
counseling, psychotherapy, assessment, • Offer a high-quality, advanced • Hospital psychologist
supervision, administration, teaching education to guide in-career
and evaluation. Graduates are master’s-level practitioners to • Community, county
currently employed as licensed doctoral-level practitioners, leading or state mental
psychologists in a variety of settings, to professional practice in health agencies
including: private practice, counseling psychology. This • Corporate hiring
universities or colleges, community includes preparation for licensure at consultants
mental health centers, career and the doctoral level, development of
vocational settings, marriage and personal values and moral
family therapy practices, community responsibility, and development of
programs, chemical dependency professional identity as a counseling
centers, and employee assistance psychologist.
programs. To learn more about the • Educate students concerning
profession of counseling psychology, professional, ethical, legal and
visit the APA’s Division 17 quality assurance issues.
(counseling psychology) Web page at • Educate students for the
www.div17.org. professional practice of psychology
Applicants are expected to have as delineated by curriculum
completed a master’s degree in competencies in the NCSPP model.
counseling psychology or its
equivalent. The curriculum involves a
Cohort Model 4. Research and evaluation involve a
Designed to foster cooperative systematic mode of inquiry
learning, the cohort model is intended involving problem identification
to assist students in development of a and the acquisition, organization
sense of group identity and cohesion, and interpretation of information
Designed to foster providing a supportive foundation for pertaining to psychological
students. The cohort model of training phenomena. Professional
facilitates the professional growth of psychologists systematically acquire
the cohort model provides students and enhances learning by and organize information about
a supportive foundation for consistently reinforcing collaborative psychological phenomena and often
approaches to skill acquisition while engage in the general practice of
cohort members to pursue
providing a supportive experience. science.
doctoral work. Students Students consistently have rated the 5. Consultation is a planned,
consistently have rated the cohort model very highly when asked collaborative interaction that is an
about the qualities of the program explicit intervention process based
cohort model very highly
that they believed to be most valuable. on principles and procedures found
when asked about qualities of Students admitted to a cohort are within psychology and related
the program that they believed expected to complete all required disciplines in which the
coursework with the same group of professional psychologist does not
to be most valuable.
students. have direct control of the actual
change process. Education is
Cohorts are predominately Competencies directed facilitation by the
In accordance with the NCSPP model professional psychologist for the
female with an average of 12
for training and education of growth of knowledge, skills and
women and four men. Each professional psychologists, the Psy.D. attitudes in the learner.
incoming cohort typically has program is designed to facilitate the 6. Management comprises those
development of seven core activities that direct, organize or
between one and four students
competencies. control the services that
from diverse racial and ethnic 1. Relationship is the capacity to psychologists and others offer or
backgrounds, which are develop and maintain a constructive render to the public. Supervision is
working alliance with clients. a form of management blended
consistent with the
2. Assessment is an ongoing, with teaching in the context of a
demographics of the local interactive inclusive process that relationship directed toward the
region. serves to describe, conceptualize, enhancement of the competence of
characterize and predict relevant the supervisee.
aspects of a client. 7. Diversity recognizes the value and
3 Intervention involves activities inclusiveness of the wide range of
that promote, restore, sustain or human backgrounds, traditions,
enhance positive functioning and a cultures, religions, genders, and
sense of well-being in clients languages as a core curriculum
through preventive, developmental concern in the preparation of
or remedial services. professional psychologists.
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Practitioner Scholar Focus Practicum
Many Psy.D. students are involved in The doctoral practica occur in the
counseling-related activities second and third years of the program.
throughout their educational Practica are designed to provide
experiences. The practical experience supervision and training in direct
is designed to provide a balance client psychological services. The
between didactic and experiential practica at the St. Thomas include
learning components of the placements in actual community
curriculum. The practicum and settings under the supervision of
internship are designed as learning practicing licensed psychologists.
experiences that encourage The practicum and internship
development and refinement of placement coordinator meets with
counseling skills and experimentation students to assess prior experience and
with new approaches to counseling to recommend placements that will
practice. Students are required to meet student career goals. MARY HAYES
present cases, demonstrate clinical ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
skills via audio- or video-tape FACULTY MEMBER
presentations and utilize various Psy.D. applications SINCE 1988
approaches to case conceptualization. Based on averaged data from the past
What are some
several years, the Psy.D. program strengths of the
receives approximately 35 applications Graduate School of
per year and admits 15. The average Professional Psychology?
GRE score is approximately 510 on Since both programs are
the verbal section and 575 on the practitioner-scholar
quantitative. The writing score is 4 or oriented, our graduates
above. The GPA tends to be between
can prepare themselves
for that first job. For
3.7 and 3.8. The average age tends to instance, during the off-
be 30 to 35 for incoming students. site internship and
Cohorts in the Psy.D. program is practica programs,
predominately female with an average students can put their
of 12 women and three men. Each studies into practice.
incoming cohort typically has between
one and four students from diverse Students can also expect
racial and ethnic backgrounds, which
to gain an understanding
of how formal assessment
is consistent with the demographics of of clients can contribute
the local region. to the overall planning
for intervention and
knowledge can completely
change how students
view their studies and
choice of career.
Qualifying Examination Students must be able to meet the
The qualifying examination process is standards at a given clinical site in
designed to assess integration of order to complete their degree, obtain
theory, research and practice. The licensure in psychology at the doctoral
scholarly project in counseling level and meet membership criteria for
psychology is designed to enhance the National Register of Health
Many Psy.D. students are knowledge applicable to counseling Service Providers in Psychology and
involved in counseling- practice. In completing the doctoral the American Psychological
related professional project, students are expected to Association.
demonstrate scholarly understanding
activities throughout their developed as consumers of research, Special Proficiency in Family Psychology
educational experience. theoretical and clinical material and to Psy.D. students can declare interest in
the special proficiency
The practicum and explicate conclusions,
implications and in family psychology
internship are designed as suggestions that have track at the end of the
learning experiences that potential first year of study.
Students seeking to
encourage development implications for the
field of professional enroll in this track are
and refinement of psychology. expected to have
counseling skills and completed a minimum
Internship of one three-credit
A full-time (40 hours course on the M.A.
with new approaches to per week) 2,000-hour level in marriage and
counseling practice. internship can be family psychology.
completed in one Students enrolled in
calendar year. Full-time internships this special proficiency track would
may occur in the fourth (or a take Child Assessment and Treatment
subsequent) year of the program. All (CPSY960) and Advanced Family
coursework, the qualifying Systems Seminar (CPSY961) as
examination and the doctoral project electives.
must be completed before a student Students electing the special
begins an internship. proficiency in family psychology track
St. Thomas internship would complete their practicum
requirements incorporate the standards (CPSY708), internship (CPSY800)
of three credentialing bodies: the State and doctoral project (CPSY825) in
of Minnesota Board of Psychology, the family psychology. The Practice
National Register of Health Service Development Seminars (CPSY910 and
Providers in Psychology and the CPSY911) include a family
American Psychological Association. psychology focus.
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Psy. D. Required Courses course # credits
Introduction to Doctoral Projects in Counseling Psychology CPSY700 3
Qualitative Methods of Inquiry CPSY701 3
Quantitative Methods of Inquiry CPSY702 3
Doctoral Practicum I CPSY708 3
Doctoral Practicum II CPSY709 3
Brief Psychotherapy CPSY710 3 descriptions, visit :
Relationship Counseling CPSY713 3 www.stthomas.edu/
Life Span Development CPSY715 3
Vocational and Organizational Psychology CPSY717 3
Advanced Group and Social Behavior CPSY719 3
Supervision and Consultation I CPSY723 3
Advanced Psychopathology CPSY735 3
Psychological Testing II (Personality) and Lab CPSY737 3
Learning and Cognition CPSY739 3
Professional Development Seminar in Counseling Psychology CPSY751 3
Contemporary Ethical Issues CPSY775 3
Internship in Counseling Psychology* CPSY800 0
Doctoral Project Seminar (3 credit minimum) CPSY825 3
Diversity Issues in Counseling Psychology CPSY901 3
Psychological Testing III (Cognitive) and Lab CPSY903 3
Psychopharmacology CPSY908 3
Practice Development Seminar I CPSY910 3
Practice Development Seminar II CPSY911 3
Historical Foundations CPSY950 3
Psy. D. Elective Courses (min. 3 credits) course # credits
Counseling Women CPSY755 3
Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine CPSY902 3
Psychological Testing IV Neuropsychology CPSY905 3
Psychological Testing V Projectives CPSY906 3
Advanced Group Psychotherapy CPSY907 3
Child Assessment and Treatment** CPSY960 3
Advanced Family Systems Seminar** CPSY961 3
TOTAL MINIMUM REQUIRED CREDITS 72
* A 2,000-hour internship is required. Students can complete the internship on a full-time basis over
12 months or on a reduced-time basis over a maximum period of 24 months. An internship may begin
only after completion of all required doctoral coursework and CPSY 825.
** Special Proficiency in Family Psychology Track requires a minimum of 75 credits.
directly from the appropriate
Admissions institution. For all applicants who are
Admission to the counseling not accepted into the school,
psychology program is competitive. application materials are normally
The program can accommodate only a retained at the university for two years
given number of admissions per year and then destroyed.
due to the number of faculty, Application materials are not
commitment to quality training, returned to the applicant or their
availability of practicum sites and the designees.
ethical standards of the psychology
Only candidates who are
graduates of colleges and universities Prospective students must have
accredited by a regional accrediting completed an undergraduate degree
CHRISTOPHER VYE agency are invited to apply for from a college or university accredited
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR admission. Decisions on admission are by a regional accrediting agency prior
FACULTY MEMBER based on the following criteria: to enrolling in the M.A. counseling
SINCE 1999 1. Academic performance and psychology program. An
potential as measured by previous undergraduate degree in psychology is
What are your impressions not required.
experience and the Miller
of the students? In both Admissions are granted once per
Analogies Test or the Graduate
the master and doctoral year. Completed applications are due
Record Exam (GRE) for the M.A.
programs, the student April 1 for admission to the fall
and the GRE for the Psy.D.
body spans the spectrum semester. In order for an application to
2. Letters of reference.
of life and professional be considered, the file must contain
3. Statement of purpose.
experience. Some students the following materials:
4. Other factors, including potential
are fresh from their 1. Completed application form and
for a career in psychology, fit with
undergraduate career and fee.
the University of St. Thomas
some have spent 2. Official copies of all undergraduate
program, personal characteristics,
considerable time in the and any graduate transcripts.
and life and professional
working world. Each 3. Two letters of recommendation,
student, given his or her addressing the candidate’s
unique background, adds suitability for the program.
Application for admission will be
an important dimension of 4. Miller Analogies Test score (school
made on forms provided by the school
learning to our program. code: 2344) or Graduate Record
and available on the program Web
Students can learn from Exam score (school code: R6110).
site. Separate admissions procedures
each other and we, as 5. Candidate’s statement of purpose
apply to the M.A. and Psy.D.
faculty, make use of that (part of the application form).
programs. Official transcripts, bearing
strength in our teaching.
an institutional seal, must be sent
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M.A. Admission — Nondegree 1. The institution from which the
Students seeking nondegree work is to be transferred is
authorized to grant graduate
admission must submit an M.A. PROFILE
application form, application fee degrees by the responsible
and official copies of all regional accrediting agency. Recent averaged data
undergraduate and any graduate 2. The credits to be transferred are show that approximately
transcripts. These students take represented on a graduate 100 applications are
courses with the approval of the transcript. submitted to St. Thomas
dean of the school. Nondegree 3. The credits were earned in a per year for the M.A.
admission status does not guarantee regular graduate degree program. St. Thomas
acceptance into the program. program. accepts approximately 50
Courses taken under the 4. The courses to be transferred are percent for admission.
nondegree admission status are applicable to the student’s The typical M.A. student is
applicable at a later time if the graduate program at between the ages of 24
student is granted admission into St. Thomas. Only letter grades and 28, with women
the degree program. may be transferred. representing approximately
Registration for all nondegree Petitions for transfer of credit 65 percent of incoming
students is held should be presented upon admission students. Recent incoming
during the last to a graduate students averaged 46 on
registration degree the MAT. The average GRE
period for the program. It score is approximately
semester in should be 475 on the verbal and
which the understood 575 on the quantitative
student is that, in any with a writing score near
seeking case, courses to 4. Incoming students
registration. be transferred typically have an
Consult the will be undergraduate GPA of 3.0
course schedule applicable to a to 3.5. Each entering
for the registration dates and times. St. Thomas degree only if it is master’s class is
Provided that space is available, projected that they will have been represented by students
nondegree student registration will completed within the seven-year who come from a diverse
be accepted. period normally allowed for background of racial,
completion of the degree. ethnic and cultural
Transfer of Credits Students who matriculate into a differences.
A maximum of nine semester hours degree program at St. Thomas and
of graduate credit, for which want to take graduate work at
appropriate letter grades of “A” or another institution with the purpose
“B” has been earned, may be of transferring that course to St.
approved for transfer into an M.A. Thomas must obtain prior written
degree program by the dean approval from their advisers and the
Following receipt of a letter
Psy.D. Admission offering admission, candidates should
A master’s degree in counseling contact their assigned adviser in
psychology, or its equivalent, is writing regarding deficiencies.
required for admission. Courses must Equivalency course prerequisites may
be taken at a regionally accredited be established through coursework
institution of higher education and be completed after the master’s degree by
defined as part of master’s degree successfully completing designated
curriculum in counseling psychology course deficiencies at any regionally
(or its equivalent). accredited university that has a
Courses should meet a preferred graduate program in psychology.
time range of seven years since Candidates for admission to the
admissions (with exceptions granted Psy.D. program in counseling
due to continuing education and career psychology must submit all materials
development that indicate growth in by Feb. 1 of the year in which they are
Upon admission to the the counseling psychology field.) seeing admission.
program, students are The equivalence of a degree in a The following admissions
field other than counseling psychology materials are required:
assigned an adviser is determined by the criteria that the 1. Completed application forms and
who assists them in degree must be predominately fees.
determining an psychological in content and by the 2. One official copy of all under-
following specific inclusions in the graduate and graduate transcripts.
appropriate plan of study. degree program: 3. Two letters of recommendation
1. A counseling practicum addressing the candidate’s
2. Courses in all of these areas: suitability for the program.
a. Statistics or quantitative 4. Graduate Record Exam score
research design (school code: R6110).
b. Biological bases of behavior 5. Candidate’s statement of purpose
(e.g., psychophysiology, (part of the application form).
psychobiology) 6. Writing sample or copy of
c. Social psychology or group publications.
dynamics Finalists are also required to
d. Psychological assessment or interview with the faculty.
e. Personality or counseling theory Tuition and Fees
f. Development (i.e., career, family For current tuition and fees, please
or life span) visit www.stthomas.edu/gradpsych or
g. Psychopathology contact the Graduate School of
h. Counseling skills and techniques Professional Psychology.
i. Counseling ethics
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from a Federal Subsidized Stafford
Financial Aid loan.
There are many forms of financial SELF loans are funded by the state
assistance to help students pay for of Minnesota on a non need basis. To
graduate study in psychology. The qualify, students must not be in
Professional Psychology program offers default on any student loans or
scholarships, graduate assistantships, delinquent on interest payments on an
loans, work-study opportunities and outstanding SELF loan.
Based on averaged data from
fellowships to help students make Applicants must have a Free
graduate school both accessible and Application for Federal Student Aid the past several years, the
affordable. (FAFSA) on file with St. Thomas program receives
The university administers three
Psy.D. Financial Aid
approximately 35 applications
loan programs for graduate students:
1. Federal Subsidized Stafford loans Graduate assistantships are available per year and admits 16
2. Federal Unsubsidized Stafford each academic year to students in the students. The average GRE
loans doctoral program in counseling
psychology. Qualified students will
score is approximately 510 on
3. SELF loans (Student Education
Loan Fund) have completed all requirements for the verbal section and 575 on
These loans are available to full- enrollment corresponding with their the quantitative. The writing
and part-time degree-seeking cohort and will not have any
incompletes in prior coursework.
score is 4 or above. The GPA
students. For loan-eligibility purposes,
two courses are considered full-time The Professional Psychology tends to be between 3.7 and
study. program has a limited number of 3.8. The average age tends
Federal Subsidized Stafford loans grants available for minority students.
Qualified students who have been
to be 30 to 35 for
are funded on a need basis, and are
available to U.S. citizens and eligible accepted for admission are invited to incoming students.
noncitizens who are not in default on apply. Grant recipients will be
any previous student loans. They selected by a faculty committee.
provide a maximum of $8,500.
Applicants must have a Free Financial Aid
Application for Federal Student Aid For financial aid forms or more
(FAFSA) on file with St. Thomas. information, contact:
Early application is encouraged either
by applying online (www.fafsa.ed.gov) Student Financial Services
or through St. Thomas. University of St. Thomas
Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Mail #CHC156
loans are not based on need, and also 2115 Summit Ave.
are available to U.S. citizens who are St. Paul, MN 55105-1096
not in default on any previous student (651) 962-6550
loans. They provide a maximum of (800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-6550
$18,500, less any amount received firstname.lastname@example.org
Len L. Jennings
Faculty Associate Professor
Jean M. Birbilis Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Students consistently rate Associate Professor M.A., University of Missouri at
the faculty in the psychology Ph.D., Oklahoma State University Kansas City
program as excellent. M.A., University of Tulsa B.S., Missouri Western State College
B.S., Oklahoma State University
Faculty members are
William L. Madsen
especially attuned to the James Burns Professor Emeritus
needs of adult learners and Assistant Professor Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Ph.D., Northeastern University M.C.E., Bethel Seminary
respect each student’s M.A., University of St. Thomas B.A., Bethel College
practice interests. They are MDiv., University of St. Thomas
experienced counseling B.A. University of St. Thomas Melissa Pederson Mussell
practitioners who have Kerry D. Frank Ph.D., University of Minnesota
demonstrated leadership as Associate Professor M.A., University of Minnesota
educators, consultants, Ph.D., University of Minnesota B.A., University of Minnesota
M.Ed., University of Southwestern
researchers and Louisiana Burton (Skip) F. Nolan
administrators. B.A., McNeese State University Professor
Ph.D., Purdue University
Mary Hayes M.S., Purdue University
Associate Professor B.A., Massachusetts State University
Ph.D., University of Southern
California Christopher Vye
M.A., University of Southern Associate Professor
California Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Ed.S., University of Minnesota B.A., University of Minnesota
M.A., University of Minnesota
B.A., College of St. Catherine I. David Welch
Norman L. James Diplomat of the American Board of
Professor Emeritus Professional Psychology
Ph.D., University of Minnesota Ed.D., ABPP, University of Florida
M.S., Southern Illinois University- M.A., Colorado State College
Carbondale B.A., Colorado State College
B.A., Southern Illinois University -
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and follow 1st Ave. N to 10th St. Turn
Location left on 10th St. and follow 10th St. to
The Minneapolis campus of the University LaSalle Ave.
of St. Thomas is located at the corner of
10th St. and LaSalle Ave. From the east: Hwy. 94 to 11th St. Exit.
West on 11th St. to LaSalle Ave. At
LaSalle, turn right and follow LaSalle to
From the south: Hwy. 35W to
Downtown Exits to 11th St./ Grant St.
exit (Exit 16A); turn left. Go west on
Visitors can use metered parking around
11th St. to LaSalle Ave.
the Minneapolis campus, or access one of
several nearby parking ramps. Parking
From the north: Hwy. 35W to 11th St.
permits are available for purchase for
Exit. West on 11th St. to LaSalle Ave.
At LaSalle, turn right and follow LaSalle
to 10th St. The Graduate School of
From the west: Hwy. 394 to Downtown
Interested in finding out more about the Professional Psychology is
Graduate School of Professional
Exits. Exit 12th St. N., to LaSalle Ave.
Psychology and its programs? Contact us
housed on the Minneapolis
Turn left on LaSalle Ave. to 10th St.
at (651) 962-4650; (800) 328-6819, campus of the University
Ext. 2-4650; fax (651) 962-4651;
From the west: Hwy. 94 to Downtown
of St. Thomas. As a vital
exit of 4th St. Follow 4th St. to 1st Ave.
N. (1 Block) Turn right on 1st Ave. N.
or visit our Web site at part of the downtown
community, the campus
offers quick access to
through a series of
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Graduate School of Professional Psychology St. Thomas
Room 451, Terrence Murphy Hall
1000 LaSalle Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403-2005