Admissions

All application materials should be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions via the online Graduate Application, unless otherwise noted. Use the graduate admission checklist to get started. Please note that the checklist may not reflect our program’s deadlines and requirements; compare it with the information on this page.

Want to know more about our program? If you can't attend one of our information sessions, you can watch our recorded information session. Please note that admission procedures and exit requirements have changed since this video was recorded. For up-to-date information, see below for admissions and consult the Student Handbook for exit requirements.

  • Deadlines

    Fall: Apply by February 15, 5 p.m. EST

  • Requirements
    • GPA: 3.0 in the last 60 credits of upper-level work. Students with non-psychology majors may apply for admission if they have completed specific courses. See course details below
    • GRE: Required; scores on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE General Test, taken within the previous five years, are required of all applicants. There is no minimum score required. FIU offers a GRE Prep Course
    • Letters of Recommendation: Required; 3 letters evaluating the applicant’s potential for graduate work. The University Graduate School offers a recommendation form, though this is not required. Letters should be written on letterhead or stationery
    • CV or Resume: Required; include previous experience, education, honors, awards, interests, community service and achievements
    • Two Academic Writing Samples: Required; one must be academic, and the other may be work-related 
    • Video Statement of Intent: Required; see details below
    • Additional Requirements:
      • International students whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). See FIU Graduate Admissions Requirements for more information
        • Minimum TOEFL score: 550 (paper) or 80 (internet)
        • Minimum IELTS score: 6.5
        • FIU's institutional code is 5206


    The program is not open to international students in need of a student visa (F-1) or Exchange Visitor visa (J-1).

    Video Statement of Intent

    In a video up to 5 minutes long, please include a discussion of your educational and career objectives and the specific relationship of the master’s degree to achieving of those objectives. Upload your video to a video sharing site and send a link to pcp@fiu.edu with the subject line "Video Statement of Intent for PCP Program Admission." Make sure you answer the following questions in your video statement:

    • What are your educational and career goals?
    • How does this program meet those goals?
    • What qualities and skills do you have to offer the program and the field of mental health?
    • How does your background (education or professional experience) make you the best candidate for this program?


    For additional requirements, consult the Graduate Catalog.

  • Prerequisite Courses for Non-Psychology Majors

    Prospective students whose bachelor’s degree is not in Psychology are required to complete the courses listed below before beginning our program. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required, as well as a grade of “C” or better for each course.

    Please consult with an advisor in reference to these courses. FIU course equivalents are listed in parentheses. Other potential courses may be reviewed by the program director for equivalency.

    • An introductory course in Psychology (e.g., PSY 2012 Introduction to Psychology)
    • A course in either Psychopathology (e.g., CLP 4146 Psychopathology) or Personality Theories (e.g., PPE 3003 Personality Theory)
    • An upper-level Statistics/Data Analysis course (e.g., PSY 3211 Research Methods and Data Analysis in Psychology I or STA 3123)
    • Research Methods in Psychology (e.g., PSY 3215 Research Methods and Data Analysis in Psychology II)
  • Funding