Prospective Students & Admissions

Prerequisites & How to Apply 

 

In preparation for Iteration 10, we are now accepting pre-screening materials for review and consideration. The Iteration 10 curriculum is scheduled to begin August 2019 (Fall Semester).  Based on this pre-screening review, prospective students will be directed to apply formally to the NMSU Graduate School once the anticipated formal application cycle opens.  Applicants are required to submit the following pre-screening materials for review.

 

Program Prerequisites

 

  • A doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology
  • A current active, unrestricted state license as a psychologist
  • Verification of good standing from that state’s Board of Psychology, including licensed professional practice with no ethical violations
  • Potential students must practice, before and throughout the Program, as a “Health Services Provider (Psychologist);” as defined by the state law, where applicable, or as defined by the APA.
  • For international students, NMSU adheres to the standards of practice and licensure of the host country
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  • This link is only to be reviewed by Prospective Students with MSCP degrees from, APA Designated, Programs other than NMSU (click here):  Prospective Students with outside MSCP degrees pdf
  • Alternative instructions To Take a (non-degree) Graduate Course Without Being Admitted to the Major or Program
    • Interested Parties MUST also contact Dr. Barbara Gormely, CEP Dept. Head, @: bgormley@nmsu.edu 

 

Pre-Screening Review Materials

  • Preliminary Questionnaire Form 
  • Copy of Unrestricted License to Practice Psychology
  • Copy of Unofficial Graduate Transcripts (Official Transcripts will later be required by the NMSU Graduate School)
  • Updated Résumé or Curriculum Vita
  • A (brief) Letter of Intent for wanting to pursue a M.S. in Clinical Psychopharmacology degree

 

Instructions for Submitting Pre-Screening Review Materials

Click here for the printable instructions:              Pre-Screening Review Materials Submission Instructions

 

1. Please download and complete the Preliminary Questionnaire Form

Click here to download the fillable PDF form:     Preliminary Questionnaire Form

 

2. Complete and prepare the following documents:

  • Completed Preliminary Questionnaire Form
  • Updated Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of Unofficial Graduate Transcripts (with date doctorate conferred)
  • Copy of Unrestricted License to Practice Psychology
  • A (brief) Letter of Intent for wanting to pursue a M.S. in Clinical Psychopharmacology degree

 

3. Scan/Send all pre-screening materials, as 1 PDF Document to:  psychopharm@nmsu.edu

Alternatively, prospective students may mail materials via Fed Ex or USPS, to the appropriate address below:

 

Fed Ex:
Attention: Norma M. Arrieta
College of Education
Department of CEP
1220 Stewart Street, OH 222
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003
575-646-5485
USPS:
Attention: Norma M. Arrieta
College of Education
Department of CEP
MSC 3CEP, PO Box 30001
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003                          575-646-5485