Prospective Students & Admissions

Prerequisites & How to Apply 

Open application runs Feb 1st through June 30th, 2021

Program Prerequisites


  • A doctoral degree in clinical, counseling, or school 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 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. Elsa Arroyos, CEP Interim Dept. Head,¬†¬†

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 R√©sum√© 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 R√©sum√© 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:

4. You should receive an email that your materials have been received.  Followed later by an email indicating if anything is missing OR if your materials advance you to apply to the Graduate School.  When instructed:

  • The Fall 2021 application is in the GR 21-22 academic year application
  • Click here to apply to the NMSU Graduate School
  • When prompted select Fall 2021 as your starting semester, NMSU-Online as your Campus, and Masters as your intended degree and ‚ÄúClinical Psychopharmacology‚ÄĚ as your intended major.
  • When prompted, indicated the following email addresses as your ‚Äúletters of recommendation‚ÄĚ

    –¬† clm-rxp@ad.nmsu and¬†

    –¬† via fillable box or scanned document state:¬† ‚ÄúPer MSCP Training Director, please accept in lieu of letter(s)

  • Please mail official transcripts, from institute to institute, to the NMSU Graduate School.¬† Their address and other contact information found at: