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 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 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 Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling
  • M.A. in School Counseling
  • M.A. in Human Services Counseling
  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision

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6. What is required to be considered for admission?

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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 15
    Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)
    Virginia Beach Campus
    Fall only
    December 15

    M.A. in Counseling

    Virginia Beach Campus
    Fall and Spring
    Fall - July 1
    Spring - December 1

    M.A. in Human Services Counseling

    Online
    Fall, Spring or Summer
    Fall - July 1
    Spring - December 1
    Summer - April 15

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
    2 to 3 Years
    M.A. in Human Services Counseling
    1 Year to 18 Months
    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
    $710 per semester hour
    Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling
    $595 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.

For 2014 Residency dates, see below:

Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision: Tuesday, August 19 - Saturday, August 23
M.A. in Counseling (online): Sunday, August 3 - Friday, August 8
M.A. in Human Services Counseling: Monday, April 28 - Thursday, May 1

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