MA Psychology: Contemplative PsychotherapyIn 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.