School of Psychology & Counseling

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Other Student Classifications - Admissions Requirements
(Joint Degree, Non-Degree, Transfer & Certificates)

Joint Degrees

Every now and then an individual will want to pursue more than one graduate degree at Regent University. The most popular joint-degree option is adding the M.A. in Human Services Counseling to another degree program. With its focus on teaching counseling skills to professionals in various areas of employment, it makes a great addition to a law, divinity or education degree. The School of Psychology & Counseling does not reduce the 30 credit hours needed to complete the program, although the other school may reduce its requirements by up to 20 percent.

Our other master's degrees are available as well, but again, cannot be reduced.

Joint Degrees — New Applicant Procedure

An applicant who has never been admitted to Regent University follows the regular application process for both programs in which admittance is sought. The applicant should indicate on each application his or her desire to be admitted in two schools. In addition to the admissions pieces required for each school the Joint Degree Form for New Applicants should be submitted to the primary school.

Joint Degrees — Enrolled Student Procedure

An enrolled student who is applying to the School of Psychology & Counseling must complete the Joint Degree Form for Current Students. After completing the form with his or her current school, the student must submit a new application for admission through Genisys, including a $50 application fee. Applicants will then be contacted regarding the other items needed to complete the file.

Non-Degree and Certificate of Graduate Studies Applicants

Applicants desiring to enroll in the School of Psychology & Counseling master’s degree program who do not intend to obtain a degree may be accepted on a non-degree basis. Non-degree students are not eligible to receive financial aid and may enroll in courses on a space-available basis only. In addition, they must demonstrate that they have the necessary pre-requisites for the course in which they intend to enroll and have the permission of the instructor teaching the course before registering. Non-degree students are limited to a maximum of 12 credits. They may not enroll in experiential courses such as practicum or internship. Non-degree students may be accepted for Psy.D. courses only by permission of the program director. Applicants seeking non-degree status must meet the published entrance requirements and must submit the following in the application packet.

1. Regent University Online Application.
2. Nonrefundable application fee ($50), paid online or by check sent through the mail.
3. Personal Goals Statement.
4. An official transcript indicating the latest degree conferred/indicating successful completion of a bachelor's degree is required. Additional transcripts may be requested on a case-by-case basis.
5. Admissions interview (if needed).
6. Current Regent MA students applying for admission to a Certificate program must have completed at least one semester of the MA program before applying.

Non-degree students may apply for degree status through the school’s Admissions Office after completing the minimum number of hours and course and grade requirements established by the School of Psychology & Counseling. A maximum of 12 Regent University credits may be allowed toward a degree if a non-degree student later applies for regular degree seeking status. The applicant must submit the additional material required for degree status. The admissions committee will consider the application in the same way it would a new applicant.

Transfer Students

Transfer credits are evaluated on an individual basis but can never constitute more than 25 percent of the student’s complete degree plan. Course credits that previously apply to one degree cannot be used again for a different degree program. An evaluation of possible transfer credits will take place once the student has been admitted to the program, and requires course syllabi and other materials as determined by the faculty member who teaches the course sought for transfer (i.e., texts used, papers written). For more information, click here.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.


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