School of Psychology & Counseling

Admissions - FAQs

Questions:

  1. What programs do you offer?
  2. Are your programs accredited?
  3. Where do you offer your programs?
  4. Which programs are offered in Virginia Beach?
  5. Which programs are offered online?
  6. What is required to be considered for admission?
  7. What are your admissions deadlines?
  8. How long does it take to complete your programs?
  9. What are the tuition rates?
  10. Is financial aid available?
  11. What denominations are represented on your campus?
  12. Are there residency requirements for the online programs?

Answers:

1. What programs do you offer?

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2. Are your programs accredited?

Yes. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the regional accrediting body for our area. This "accredits" all of the university programs. The School of Psychology & Counseling has earned two professional accreditations as well. The M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and M.A. in School Counseling (online and on campus) as well as the Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision are CACREP accredited (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs). The Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling degree program is not yet accredited by CACREP, but is expected to go under review in 2015 at the next accreditation evaluation. The Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA); 202.336.5979; http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation/; Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242.

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3. Where do you offer your programs?

  • Virginia Beach, Va.
  • Online

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4. Which programs are offered in Virginia Beach?

  • M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • M.A. in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling
  • M.A. in School Counseling
  • Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)

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5. Which programs are offered online?

  • M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • M.A. in Human Services Counseling
  • M.A. in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling
  • M.A. in School Counseling
  • M.S. in General Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision

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6. What is required to be considered for admission?

  • Application for Admission
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Personal Goals Statement
  • Official Transcripts (transcripts from non-US schools must be evaluated, click here for info)
  • Official Test Score (only required for doctoral programs and licensure Master's programs)
    • Dotoral applicants must submit GRE scores
    • Master's applicants may submit GRE or MAT scores (or may qualify for a GRE waiver, click here for info)
  • Three Recommendations (only required for doctoral programs)
  • Resumé/Curriculum Vita (Master's students must also submit 3 references)
  • Clinical Skills Video: 10-15 minute maximum (Ph.D. applicants only)
  • Online Criterion Writing Sample
  • An interview (for doctoral students)
  • Pre-Admission Workshop (for licensure Master's programs)

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7. What are your admissions deadlines?

Program Campus Start Terms Application Deadline
Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision Online Fall only December 15th
Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) Virginia Beach Campus Fall only December 15th
M.A. in Counseling (Clinical Mental Health, School, Marriage, Couple & Family) Virginia Beach Campus Fall and Spring Fall July 1st
Spring December 1st
M.A. in Human Services Counseling Online Fall, Spring or Summer Fall Session A July 1st, Session B Sept 15th
Spring Session C Dec 1st, Session D Feb 1st
Summer Session E April 1st
M.S. in General Psychology Online Fall, Spring or Summer Fall Session A July 1st, Session B Sept 15th
Spring Session C Dec 1st, Session D Feb 1st
Summer Session E April 1st

Late Applications: Applications may be considered beyond the dates listed above as long as space remains available in the class, or until the Admissions Office determines that admission is closed for the semester.

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8. How long does it take to complete your programs?
(All estimates based on full-time enrollment.)

M.A. in Counseling (Clinical Mental Health, School, Marriage Couple & Family) 2 to 3 Years
M.A. in Human Services Counseling 1 Year to 18 Months
M.S. in General Psychology 18 Months to 2 Years
Doctor of Psychology Psy.D. 5 Years
Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision 3 ½ to 4 Years
(depending on length of dissertation completion)

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9. What are the tuition rates?

Master of Arts in Counseling (Clinical Mental Health, School, Marriage, Couple & Family) $710 per semester hour
Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling $595 per semester hour
Master of Science in General Psychology $650 per semester hour
Doctoral Programs $780 per semester hour

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10. Is financial aid available?

Yes. Amounts range from modest allowances for books to full-tuition scholarships. Teaching Assistantships are also available on a limited, competitive basis for the Psy.D. program beginning in the second year of the program. Over 85 percent of our student body receives financial aid. To learn more about financial aid opportunities, visit our Financial Aid pages here.

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11. What denominations are represented on your campus?

All traditional protestant denominations are represented, as well as Catholic and smaller contemporary church denominations. While Regent was founded by Pat Robertson who has roots in the Charismatic, Present Day Renewal Movement, we admit students of all faith backgrounds who are willing to be taught from a Judeo-Christian perspective.

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12. Are there residency requirements for the online programs?

Yes, each of our three online programs have an annual residency requirement wherein students come to campus to meet with faculty, take comprehensive exams, work on group projects with members of their cohort, fellowship together to build cohort camaraderie and work on modular courses. Each program's residency has different academic expectations and outcomes which can be explored further on their specific pages of the website.

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