Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
Suggested 2 years of business or higher education work experience or training and background in higher education or mental health.
Thank you for considering William James College. Applicants are considered on their overall potential for successful performance in graduate level coursework as well as the potential “fit” with our programs and fields of study.
In the links below you will find application information to the MA in Applied Psychology in Higher Education Student Personnel Administration program. Transcripts and official test scores should be sent to the Admissions Office to arrive on or before the set deadline. All other materials must be supplied electronically through your online application account.
Apply Online. Use this link to fill out and submit your application online.
With the exception of transcripts and standardized test score reports all materials should be submitted through your online application account.
Please begin the process early as we will consider only those completed applications which arrive on or before the deadline.
An international applicant, that is, neither a citizen nor a permanent resident of the U.S., must meet our regular admission requirements, as well as those listed below.
If written in a foreign language, all transcripts and other documents must be accompanied by an official English translation and certification of equivalency to the American education system. Bachelor degrees that are three years in length will not be recognized as equivalent to a U.S. four-year bachelor degree by William James College. You can have both, the translation and equivalence certified by the World Education Service (WES). For detailed information visit www.wes.org.
Applicants who are non-native speakers of English and have not taken the General Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Please note: the GRE is required of all applicants to the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology PsyD Program. Applicants to other programs are encouraged to submit GRE scores to enhance their application.
Please be aware that online and blended (hybrid) programs do NOT support Student visas.
Please begin the process early as we will consider only those completed applications which arrive on or before the deadline. If you have questions or concerns about the electronic application process, please contact the Admissions office at email@example.com or 617-327-6777 x1506 or x1507. Thank you.
Letter(s) of recommendation are required from people who are able to attest to your personal qualities, such as: professional; academic; intellectual; motivational; interpersonal; and emotional. References should not be provided by family members, friends, or others who don't know you in either a professional or academic context.
The electronic recommendation form is required and although a supplemental letter is optional it is strongly recommended. Both, the recommendation form and letter must be submitted electronically through your online application account.
When composing your essay, please use a traditional font, one-inch margins and double line spacing on a letter size document.
TIP: When applying to two programs, be sure to sufficiently address your interest in both programs when composing your Application Essay.
Please provide a 4-6 page personal narrative that thoroughly includes these items:
Please request an official academic transcript from each undergraduate and graduate institution that you have attended. Transcripts should be sent directly to William James College from the issuing registrar's office. We recommend that you request these documents as soon as you decide to apply for admission and to allow at least ten business days for the issuing registrar to process your request. If you have completed a semester abroad and these corresponding courses do not appear on your home institution's transcript with a letter grade, then you must provide a separate transcript for this period of study.
All transcripts must be addressed to:
William James College
Office of Admissions
One Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02459
To arrive at William James College on or before the set deadline. Post marked on the deadline date is not acceptable.
All applicants who have attended a non-US institution of higher learning must provide an official translation and equivalency to US Higher Education of their academic record. William James College recommends that applicants contact World Education Services to request this service. For more information, please visit www.wes.org.
The General Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required of all applicants to the Clinical PsyD program. Applicants to other programs are encouraged to submit GRE scores to enhance their application. The psychology subject test is optional. William James College's school code/reporting number is 3501.
GRE results ( verbal and quantitative) are expected to be at least 1150 combined (or a comparable score of approximately 305 on the "REVISED" GRE). Score level for the Analytical Writing section is expected to be 4.0 or higher. Non-native speakers of English may be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). TOEFL results ( listening, structure and writing expression, speaking and reading) combined scores are expected to be at least 637 ( paper-based), 270 ( computer-based) or 110 ( internet-based).
The psychology subject test is optional. If English is not the primary language contact the Admissions Office if you are unsure about which test to take). GRE test scores are valid for five years, and TOEFL test scores are valid for two years from the test date.
For information regarding the GRE (William James College reporting number 3501), please call Educational Testing Services at (609) 771-7670, or visit www.gre.org.
For information regarding the TOEFL (reporting number 3501), call (609) 771-7100, or visit www.toefl.org.
The PRAXIS II Test for School Psychologists is optional for the Doctor of Psychology in School Psychology PsyD Program. William James College Recipient Code Number is 3520 and the score recipient’s name is Dr. Bob Lichtenstein, Head, School Psychology Department. Please be aware that the ETS only keeps PRAXIS test scores taken over the last 10 years.
For information on the PRAXIS test or to have your scores sent to us visit www.ets.org/praxis.
A supplemental statement is required of all applicants who have previously applied for admission to a program. Your statement should reference the date of your prior application and the program to which you applied, as well as the circumstances that contributed to your decision to re-apply. You should also describe your personal and professional interim experiences that occurred following your past application.
Previous admission files are kept on hand for a period of two years. Reapplicants may utilize any, or all, of the original application. However, we strongly recommend that you take the time to strengthen your original application, update your statements and recommendations whenever possible.
This section applies to those applicants who have made a decision to change careers.
Please attach a statement regarding your decision to change careers. Describe the evolution of this career change and discuss the ways in which the experiences you have had and skills required by your previous career might relate to your graduate training at William James College.
Completed application packets are thoroughly reviewed by members of the faculty. Qualified applicants will be invited for an interview. Applicants who are not in our general geographic area may opt to schedule a telephone interview.
Each component of the application is an important part of the process. Although cutoff scores are not strictly applied, an undergraduate and/or graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is expected.
Applicants are welcome to submit GRE scores in order to present another indication of their strengths and abilities although the GRE is not required. Applicants who are non-native speakers of English may be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to provide evidence of their level of English as it is spoken and written in North America. TOEFL results (listening, structure and writing expression, speaking and
reading) combined scores are expected to be at least 637 (paper-based),
270 (computer-based) or 110 (internet-based).