The master and doctoral degrees in Mental Health / Counseling Studies are not psychology degrees.
For the doctoral degree in Mental Health / Counseling Studies, students with extensive post master’s formal studies and experience, may be granted advanced standing in the doctoral program. A one year supervised internship is required.
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION AND THE LIKE.
IGNATIUS UNIVERSITY offers the student a standard, reputable and highly demanding course of studies in psychology and related fields, directed by an outstanding faculty and leading to master and doctoral degrees in the respective discipline. Based upon our research, our programs are modeled after the most rigorous and comprehensive programs being offered world-wide.
Since there are over 200 countries in the world with many having numerous different jurisdictions ( as many as 50, many without reciprocity within the same country) and all having different requirements which regulate the practice of the professions through licensure/certification and the like, it is impossible for Ignatius University to guarantee/contract/promise that any student, upon completion of these programs will be eligible to be licensed/certified etc. in that particular jurisdiction.
Accordingly, at the time of application, all students are required to sign and present an original notarized Disclaimer acknowledging that the above information is fully understood. (See, Graduate Studies, Application).
We advise the student to obtain the licensing requirements from his/her respective licensing board and to include in his/her graduate program the specific requirements demanded by the board. If there are additional requirements beyond our program, these may be added to our program and, where possible, they may be substituted as electives. The student is advised to request in writing from the respective board confirmation of licensure acceptability of the program to be undertaken.
1. Successful completion of the baccalaureate degree at an accredited institution.
2. A total minimum score of 2500 on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), including Verbal, Quantitative, Analytical, Language Proficiency (score x 100), and Subject Exam in Psychology ( Psy. D., Ph.D.; and Ph.D., Ed.D. in Mental Health Studies/Counseling). Subject Exam in Psychology, while required, will not be factored into the score for those applying to the Mental Health Studies program.
3. A cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better.
4. Three excellent letters of recommendation from faculty.
5. A personal interview locally arranged.
6. TOEFL of 550 for non-native English speaking students.
Specific requirements are listed under each degree for separate psychology disciplines and for the mental health / counseling studies programs.