Admissions Criteria

  • The deadline for applications is December 15, 2016.

    The following criteria are weighted equally in the evaluation of application materials:

    1. Overall grade point average (GPA) and grades in psychology courses (3.0 minimum in both areas is preferred)
    2. Scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), in particular, the General Test (verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical writing skills); a combined score of 290 is required for the verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning portions of the test. The Subject Test is not required.
    3. Training in research methodology
    4. Prior clinical experience in practicum, employment, or volunteer work
    5. The applicant's statement of goals 

    A bachelor’s degree is required for admission. En route to the PsyD, students will earn a master’s degree in clinical psychology; however, some applicants choose to first complete an external master’s program prior to applying. To apply with a degree in a field other than psychology, you must have completed a minimum of 18 college-level psychology credits, including courses in abnormal psychology, personality, and research/statistics.

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    Breadth of undergraduate training is preferable to narrow specialization. Weaknesses in one area may be offset by strengths in another area, although the Admissions Committee gives preference to applicants with some demonstrated strengths in all areas. Students may be required to make up deficiencies.

    The deadline for receipt of all application materials is December 15. The Admissions Committee will then select a pool of qualified applicants who will be invited to the campus for personal interviews. Only those applicants invited to campus for an interview and tour will be considered for admission.

    Announcements of final admissions decisions will be made around April 1.