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UT Tyler Psychology and Counseling

Graduate Admission Requirements

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Preferred deadlines for application are February 1 for fall admission, October 1 for spring admission and May 1 for summer admission. Applications received after the preferred deadlines are still reviewed and admissions are offered according to availability. Admission is based on multiple criteria (see below).

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC)

UT Tyler's CMHC's program is a CACREP accredited program designed to prepare graduates to become Licensed Professional Counselors with the appropriate post-graduation experiences.

Admission to the program requires a Bachelor's degree.  Official transcripts should be submitted to the graduate admissions office with 3 letters of recommendation or Evaluation of Academic Potential forms, and a Statement of Purpose.  A GPA of 3.0 or greater is preferred, but all applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.  Work, volunteer and life experiences, goals and exemplary motivation are factors that can enhance an application.

Application Checklist

Step 1) Apply to The University of Texas at Tyler through Office of Graduate Admissions

Step 2) Send additional Information to Department of Psychology & Counseling (complete packet preferred)


Clinical Psychology:  General, Neuropsychology or School Psychology

*Application to all Clinical Psychology programs requires an acceptable score on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE.

* GRE/GPA Requirements: 

Using the following table, an applicant must obtain a total score of 5 points (GPA + GRE) AND score no less than one point in either category (GRE or GPA) to be considered for admission to the Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology.


GPA Points   

GRE Total   



GRE Points 

3.50-4.00 5 318 84th 60 5
3.25-3.49 4 304 70th 55
3.00-3.24 3 297 50th 50 3
2.75-2.99 2 285 30th 45 2
2.50-2.74 1 277 16th 40 1

Application Checklist

Step 1) Apply to The University of Texas at Tyler through Office of Graduate Admissions

  • Apply online via our online application and pay application fee
  • Send official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work*
  • Send official GRE scores
  • Required Background Check (Instructions)

Step 2) Send additional Information to Department of Psychology & Counseling (complete packet preferred)

Prerequisites (Clinical Psychology Students Only)

  • Introductory Psychology
  • Psychological Statistics
  • Experimental Psychology/Research Methods
  • Psychology of Learning
  • Tests and Measurement
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Physiological Psychology

Admission to the graduate degree programs is not dependent upon prior completion of the undergraduate prerequisites. However, students should complete these courses during their first two semesters in the program.

Graduate Record Exam (Clinical Psychology Students Only)

The Department of Psychology and Counseling requires official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores to be submitted for admission consideration to the Clinical Psychology programs. Please be aware that only the General Test is required. GRE scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to our Office of Graduate Admissions. The university code for The University of Texas at Tyler is 6850. The total score of both the quantitative and verbal section is reviewed according to the point system above. Students who hold a prior graduate degree do not need to report GRE scoresMore information on the GRE.

International Students (TOEFL/IELTS):

The minimum TOEFL or IELTS scores are 560 on the paper and pencil test, 220 on the computer-based test, or 87 on the internet-based test (TOEFL/IBT), or overall band score of 7.0 (IELTS). TOEFL and IELTS test scores are valid for only two years.


Submit complete transcripts reflecting the reception of a Bachelor's degree and any other relevant undergraduate and graduate coursework. Students who have not completed their Bachelor's degree at the time of application should send their most recent incomplete transcript. Students should request official academic transcripts be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions. It is preferred that students also send an unofficial copy of their academic transcripts to the Department of Psychology & Counseling for faster application processing. Any request by the student for acceptance of graduate transfer credit should be directed to their Psychology & Counseling faculty advisor.

Graduate Transfer Credit Form

Application Submission

Submit the Department Supplemental Information Form, your statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, and unofficial or partial transcripts to:

Matthew Carrillo, Academic Advisor II
Department of Psychology and Counseling
The University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Boulevard
Tyler, Texas 75799

Graduate Assistantships

Information about graduate assistantship