Loyola University Chicago

School of Education


PhD in Counseling Psychology

Fall Application Deadline: December 1

A Completed Application Form
You may submit your application form online

Official Transcripts
Applicants must submit official transcripts for all undergraduate and any graduate work. To be eligible for admission, your transcript must show an earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree or an earned bachelor's degree and a master's degree in progress. The master's degree must be in counseling, psychology or a related field. Certified copies of transcripts are acceptable; faxed copies of transcripts are not considered official. If you attended Loyola University Chicago previously, you do not need to request transcripts; we have them on record.

Transcripts must show an undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.0 and a graduate GPA of 3.5. In exceptional cases, applicants whose undergraduate GPA is below 3.0 may be admitted. Each program area gives meaningful consideration to the applicant's graduate GPA, GRE scores, recommendations, professional experience and reasons for pursuing a graduate program, as well as to the diversity of the student body.

Three Letters of Recommendation
If you supply your recommender’s email address as part of your completed online application form, then your recommendation letters may be submitted online. Or, your recommenders may choose to mail them to:

Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management
820 N. Michigan Ave.
Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60611

We ask that you submit only three letters, no more, no less. Recommenders may be academic or professional in nature.

A Personal Statement
Your statement should be 1-3 pages, and you should describe:

1. Why are you applying to the doctoral program in counseling psychology at Loyola University Chicago?

2. What research and clinical experiences have you had that would prepare you for scientist-practitioner training in counseling psychology?

3. With which faculty member would you most like to work, and why?

4. What is your view or definition of social justice? (We are more interested in learning how you view social justice than in knowing how your life experiences have influenced your view.)


Standardized Test Scores
Applicants must submit general GRE and psychology subject test scores. Loyola’s GRE institution code is 1412.

The admissions committee may request an interview. Interviews are by invitation only.