Admission to the program may be achieved by completing the following requirements:
Satisfactorily fulfill graduate admissions requirements for Brandman University.
If using Option Two in the graduate admissions requirements, submit passing scores from one of the following standard admissions tests:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE): achieve a minimum score of 300 on the combined scores of the Verbal and Quantitative subsections of the GRE or score at or above the 60th percentile on the Graduate Subject Test in psychology.
Miller Analogies Test (MAT): achieve a scaled score of 400.
If prerequisites are not completed at the time of admission, they must be completed within the first year of enrollment.
Students must have regular admission status prior to enrolling in graduate coureswork. Students from the Washington Campuses are permitted to enroll in up to 12 credits of graduate coursework prior to receiving regular admission.
Submit three recommendation for the Graduate Psychology Program Forms from persons actively engaged in teaching and/or the practice of counseling, who are in a position to evaluate your academic and personal qualifications for the program. Admission is contingent on the quality of the recommendations. Note: When choosing to be admitted under Option Four, three letters of recommendation are required, instead of three Recommendations for the Graduate Psychology Program Form.
Provide a letter of completion on institution letterhead and/or from registrar's office if you are currently completing a baccalaureate degree from an institution other than Brandman University. California applicants must have regular admission status prior to enrollment in graduate coursework.
Submit an autobiography, which must be at least three to four typed pages in length and conform to the following guidelines:
Include childhood, family and (if applicable) marital data and values derived from these experiences in relation to your choice of a career in marriage and family therapy/counseling.
Incorporate two or three relevant experiences that have helped to shape your development and personality; and
Discuss how you arrived at this point in your career development. Include any relevant professional experience.
Please note: Licensing and certification agencies typically have regulations denying licensure or certification to anyone who has been convicted of a felony, most especially one which reflects an offense which would be a cause for disciplinary action if committed by one already holding the license. Please contact the licensing board in the state you plan to license for clarification of how a conviction may affect licensing. This clarification should be done before the application for admission to this program is submitted.
How to Apply
Complete and submit an Application for Graduate Admission and the Department of Psychology Supplemental Application.
Provide official transcripts from the regionally accredited Baccalaureate degree granting institution and transcripts from all institution where post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted.Only credit from regionally accredited institutions will be accepted for transfers.International applicants or domestic applicants with transcripts from international institutions must also submit foreign transcripts.PLEASE DO NOT FAX TRANSCRIPTS OR TEST SCORES.
Please mail all official transcripts to the following address:
Office of Admission
16355 Laguna Canyon Road
Irvine, CA 92618
With the exception of transcripts or test scores, you may also fax additional required documents directly to the Office of Admission at (866) 659-1143 or e-mail the documents as attachments to email@example.com