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We evaluate students on a range of academic and clinical accomplishments. We also consider the following personal qualities:

Motivation

Self-awareness

Sensitivity

Creativity

Emotional stability

Maturity

Preparation and planning for graduate studies

Career potential

Each of our programs sets a high standard for admission.
You can read an overview of requirements for admission and application materials below.
For more detail, contact the William James College admissions office today!

Applying to William James College

Applicants to our graduate programs must provide the following materials to apply:

  • Completed online application form
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from people who have supervised you in an academic, professional or volunteer setting
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Application essay or personal statement
  • Official academic transcripts from all institutions attended

Additional prerequisites apply depending on the program you choose. Please see the Program Prerequisites section below to learn more.

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Standardized Test Scores

The GRE requirement has been waived for Fall 2022 applicants for the Clinical Psychology PsyD program.

International Applicants

Students from outside the U.S. who wish to study at William James College must meet all the regular requirements for their chosen program plus English language proficiency requirements if they have been educated in a language other than English.

Please visit our website and select a program to see complete requirements for international applicants.

Program Prerequisites

Clinical Psychology PsyD

General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology and two out of the following six courses: Developmental Psychology. Social Psychology, Personality Theories, Behavioral Statistics, Tests and Measurements, Physiological Psychology. If you hold a master's degree in psychology, you are exempt from the prerequisites.

Leadership Psychology PsyD

Earned master's degree in related field.

Applied Behavior Analysis MA

A baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. institution (or an international equivalent).

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate

A baccalaureate degree and a master’s degree from accredited U.S. institutions (or their international equivalent).

On-Campus Clinical Mental Health Counseling MA

A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (or an international equivalent). Recommended (not required) coursework in psychology or related fields; work or volunteer experience in human services also recommended.

Online Clinical Mental Health Counseling MA

A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (or an international equivalent). Recommended (not required) coursework in psychology or related fields; work or volunteer experience in human services also recommended.

Psychology MA

A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (or an international equivalent).

School Psychology MA-CAGS

A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (or an international equivalent), including basic coursework or work/volunteer experience in psychology or education.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services

Proof of completed high school education plus at least 60 transferable college credits or an associate degree earned at an accredited institution(s).

Online Executive Coaching Certificate

A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (or an international equivalent). We prefer applicants with at least five years of relevant experience in business, psychology, or a closely related field.

Graduate Certificate in School Leadership

Applicants are required to hold a bachelor's degree. All are welcome to apply.

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