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Apply Today for Fall 2014

Fall 2014 applications are currently being accepted and will be reviewed starting on January 15th, 2014. Applications will then be considered and accepted for admission on a rolling basis until both the Brattleboro, Vermont, and Cincinnati, Ohio, cohorts are full.

Union Institute & University's Psy.D. program welcomes applications from professionals in mental health, education, and human services, as well as people who have completed undergraduate majors in psychology, social work, and other related fields. We are particularly interested in applications from people with a strong commitment to working to achieve a more just world.

Required Application Materials

The following are required to complete an application to the program (see application for details):

  • Completed application form, including: three letters of recommendation
  • statement of professional interests
  • curriculum vita (CV)
  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended post secondary educational institutions
  • TOEFL for applicants whose native language is not English

All application materials should be submitted to:
Admissions Office
Union Institute & University
28 Vernon Street, Suite 210
Brattleboro, VT 05301

Admissions Procedures

Application Review:  Once an application is submitted in full, including receipt of all transcripts and references, the Admissions Committee completes a review within a three week period.  At the end of that period, the applicant is notified by mail as to whether or not s/he is invited to an interview or is declined admission to the program.  Applicants are invited to the next available scheduled interview date and will also be notified by phone and contacted by e-mail.

Applicant Interview:  Applicants invited to an interview should expect to spend either a full morning or afternoon at one of our Academic Centers in either Cincinnati, Ohio or Brattleboro, Vermont.  Interviews are typically held in small groups and include an overview of the program, individual meetings with two faculty, a group question and answer meeting, and a writing exercise.

Post-Interview Decisions:  Those who have completed the interview process will be notified by phone and mail if offered admission to the Psy.D. program.  Applicants who have been declined admission will be notified by mail.  A final decision by the Admissions Committee may take up to three weeks after the interview day.

Applicants who have been offered admission prior to April 15, 2014 have until that date to inform the program of their decision; applicants who receive notification after that date have three weeks to inform the program of their decision.

Academic Preparation

Union Institute & University's Doctor of Psychology program requires the following:

  • An earned bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or its foreign university equivalent, in psychology, social work, human services or a closely related discipline.
  • A 3.0 GPA minimum in both undergraduate and graduate coursework.

It is strongly recommended that applicants have a minimum of four psychology courses (12 credits) and one year of relevant applied experience in psychology, whether applying with an earned bachelor's or master's degree.

  • Courses may include General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Statistics, and Research Methods.
  • Applied experience can take a variety of forms such as a research project, a volunteer or paid position, internship, externship or the equivalent. This experience should be clearly indicated in the essay.

Events & Conferences

We periodically host open houses at our Cincinnati and Brattleboro Centers and attend conferences in the Northeast and Midwest. Updates will be posted on the Union Events calendar on the UI&U homepage. Or, call 888-828-8575 x8905 or 802-257-9411 x8905 for information.