Admission to Louisiana Tech University's Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program is highly competitive. Meeting the minimal admission standards for the University or College does not guarantee admission. The Counseling Psychology Admissions Committee carefully reviews all applicants and selects those judged best qualified and best suited for training in the profession of Counseling Psychology. In addition to demonstrating evidence of academic competence and capability, persons selected each year for this program are expected to show personal maturity, interpersonal confidence, and an outstanding ability to accept feedback and work cooperatively with faculty and peers.

Students are admitted only in the Fall quarter of each year.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: All application materials (see below) for admission must be received by January 15th for Fall admission consideration.

Complete the Louisiana Tech University online graduate application.

Details of the online application process may be found at

Inform the training director via email ( once you have completed your application materials.

All of the following must be on file prior to the application receiving further consideration and for the application to be considered complete:
  • A completed Graduate School Application, an Assistantship Application form, and payment of the required non-refundable application fee.
  • Officially reported scores on at least the Verbal (V) and Quantitative (Q) Graduate Record Examination scores, which must have been taken within five (5) years prior to the completed application. While the GRE composite score is a consideration, the counseling psychology program does not use any single criterion in the admissions decision process. In addition to the GRE, we consider each applicant’s letters of recommendation, professional and life experiences, reported career and life goals, research interests, GPA, and their overall “fit” with the program. The statement of purpose is an opportunity for students to communicate a more complete view of themselves and the strengths and contributions they can bring to our program.

    Request GRE scores from Educational Testing Services (ETS) to be sent to Institution Code 6372, Dept. Code 2005. To request scores by phone from ETS, call 1-888-473-7267.
  • Official transcripts of all college or university coursework (send to the University Registrar).
  • Three letters of reference from individuals who can attest to the applicant’s fitness and level of commitment to Ph.D. work in Counseling Psychology. Follow the instructions in the online application and inform the people completing your references that they will receive an email from the application system with instructions.
  • A statement of purpose outlining the your reasons for wanting to pursue Ph.D. training in Counseling Psychology (attach to your email below in one of the following formats: MS word, Adobe acrobat, or rich text format).
  • An email to the training director confirming that the application is complete.

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