Alaska Pacific University welcomes applications from students who wish to pursue their educational goals within the context of the University’s distinctive educational philosophy of self-directed learning.
If licensed as a counselor or mental health provider, provide proof of the licenses and a statement that no actions have been taken against you if that is the case. If there have been license actions against you, please explain the circumstances and the resolution.If licensed as a counselor or mental health provider, provide proof of the licenses and a statement that no actions have been taken against you if that is the case. If there have been license actions against you, please explain the circumstances and the resolution.<
For the licensure track – Completion of a 60-hour Masters degree in counseling or related field. The program of study must be designed to lead to licensure as a professional counselor or similar level of professional license. The program must include a significant internship and/or practicum.
For the non-licensure track – Completion of 60 hours of graduate work that provides a base of understanding necessary to undertake the Psy. D. at APU. Graduate courses taken should typically include graduate level work in abnormal psychology, personality theories, development psychology, statistics, and research methods
Three letters of reference (note recommendation letters should include an appraisal of your ability to work in a significantly self-directed program at the doctoral level as well as your critical thinking, analytical, and communications skills. Referrals should include the writer’s address, telephone number and/or email, and their relationship to you.
A one or two page autobiography (personal as opposed to professional) that highlights your strengths. We want to get to know you and have a sense of what strengths you will bring to the cohort.
An essay that addresses the following questions:
- a. What are your reasons for wanting a Psy. D. from APU at this time?
- b. What are your short and long term personal and professional goals? How do you see yourself contributing to the improvement of the community or larger society with the Psy. D.?
- c. Describe your abilities and desires regarding rigorous independent work within a cohort setting or model along with your plans to enter into Track 1 or 2.
- d. Describe your plan to balance graduate school, work, and personal life should you be admitted to the program.
Academic writing sample. APA format preferred.
Decision process and timeline