Completing Your Application

Admission Requirements

At a minimum, you must have received, or anticipate receiving prior to the start of the semester you are applying into, a bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited college or university before applying for a master’s degree at Saybrook.

Application for a Ph.D. also requires a master’s degree from Saybrook or another regionally-accredited college. An exception is made for students who are applying to the Ph.D. Clinical Psychology program, who must have completed a B.A./B.S. in Psychology, Counseling, or Social Work, or 12 semester credits/20 quarter credits of Psychology coursework completed at a regionally-accredited college or university.

The minimum expected grade point average (GPA) requirement is 3.0 from the last degree-granting institution, though exceptions may be made. You may apply for only one-degree program per application cycle. The tables below summarize the general requirements by program. Please contact us if you have any questions throughout the process.

 

*Each submission requires a $50 application fee M.A./Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Psychology M.A. Psychology, Counseling Specialization (Seattle Program) M.S. Integrative and Functional Nutrition M.A. Counseling M.S./ Ph.D. Mind-Body Medicine M.A. Management, Organizational Systems, PhD Organizational Systems Non Degree Certificates M.A./Ph.D. Transformative Social Change
Online Application X X X X X X X X
Resume or CV X X X X X X X
Personal Statement X X X X X X X X
Academic Writing Sample X X
Personal Interview X X X X X X X
Official Transcripts X X X X X X X X
Recommendation(s) X X X X   X

 

Specific Requirements

M.A. in Counseling
  • Application for Admissions
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume or CV
  • One Letter of Recommendation
  • Official undergraduate and graduate (if necessary) transcript with degree conferral
  • Faculty Interview
M.A. Management, Specialization in Global Workforce Collaboration
  • Application for Admissions
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume or CV
  • One Letter of Recommendation
  • Official undergraduate and graduate (if necessary) transcript with degree conferral
  • Faculty Interview
M.A. Psychology, Counseling Specialization (Seattle Program)
  • Application for Admissions
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume or CV
  • One Letter of Recommendation
  • Official undergraduate and graduate (if necessary) transcript with degree conferral
  • Faculty Interview
M.A. and Ph.D. Psychology
  • Application for Admissions
  • Resume or CV
  • Personal Statement
  • One Letter of Recommendation
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcript (for Ph.D.) with degree conferral
  • Faculty Interview
M.S. Integrative and Functional Nutrition
  • Application for Admissions
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Writing Sample
  • Official undergraduate transcript with degree conferral
M.S. and Ph.D. Mind-Body Medicine
  • Application for Admissions
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Writing Sample
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcript (for Ph.D.) with degree conferral
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
  • Application for admissions
  • Personal statement
  • Resume or CV
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official undergraduate and graduate (if necessary) transcript with degree conferral
  • Faculty Interview
Ph.D. Organizational Systems
  • Application for Admissions
  • Resume or CV
  • Personal Statement
  • One Letter of Recommendation
  • Official undergraduate and graduate (if necessary) transcript with degree conferral
  • Faculty Interview
Ph.D. Psychology, Psychophysiology specialization
  • Application for admissions
  • Personal statement
  • Resume or CV
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official undergraduate and graduate (if necessary) transcript with degree conferral
  • Faculty Interview
M.A. and Ph.D. Transformative Social Change
  • Application for Admissions
  • Resume or CV
  • Personal Statement
  • One Letter of Recommendation
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcript (for Ph.D.) with degree conferral
  • Faculty Interview

 

Requirements for all Non-Credit Certificate Programs:

  • Application for admissions
  • Personal statement
  • Official undergraduate transcript with degree conferral

Requirements for International Admissions

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Re-Applicant to M.A./Ph.D. programs

For Saybrook graduates or students interested in seeking admissions to continue their studies in a new or ongoing study program, please contact Admissions for the requirements. Please note applicants must have completed their M.A./M.S. degree at Saybrook or be within six credit of completion. Admission to Ph.D. programs is not granted until all requirements for graduation are filed, completed, and certified by the Registrar.

Re-Admission to Saybrook

For students who have been withdrawn for more than one year and are seeking re-admissions, please contact Admissions for the necessary steps. Re-admissions process details and policy are available in the current catalog. Seattle students will be required to re-apply to re-start the counseling specialization program of study.

Doctoral Completion (advanced to candidacy re-applicants)

Please contact the Admissions Office regarding the options for your doctoral completion prior to starting the
application process.

 

Call toll-free during business hours (Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5:00 pm Pacific time zone) with any questions:
Phone: 800.825.4480 or email: admissions@saybrook.edu.