All applicants seeking admission to the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) Program must submit all required application materials through PSYCAS, and meet the following requirements prior to enrollment in the program:
*The application cycle for Fall 2019 is open on PSYCAS. The priority deadline is April 15, 2019; final deadline is May 15, 2019.*
- Completion of an undergraduate (Bachelor's) degree from a regionally-accredited college or university in the United States.
- Preferred undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale for the last two years of college and for psychology courses.
- An undergraduate major in psychology (preferred) or a minimum of 12 semester hours taken among psychology coursework.
- Completion of all prerequisites prior to matriculation with required GPA of 3.00. If you have taken a prerequisite more than once, we will use your best attempt in calculating your prerequisite GPA.
The prerequisites for Mercer's PsyD Program are:
- Introductory psychology,
- Abnormal psychology,
- Developmental psychology, and
- Statistics or research methods course.
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test scores. A competitive combined Verbal plus Quantitative GRE score is 299. Completion of the GRE Psychology subject area test is recommended, particularly for non-psychology majors. Applicants are encouraged to submit official GRE scores directly through PSYCAS using our program code 2019.
- A personal statement describing educational and career goals in psychology.
- A current curriculum vitae (CV) or résumé.
- Qualified applicants with complete files and who meet or exceed the admissions criteria listed above may be invited to campus for a personal interview.
- International students or domestic students with credentials from institutions outside the United States are required to have those credentials evaluated by a professional evaluation service. Transcripts from colleges and universities outside the U.S. must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES) and submitted to PSYCAS. Please see www.wes.org/psycas for instructions. Additionally, applicants whose native language is not English must also demonstrate satisfactory proficiency in English Language as measured by the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Until these documents have been submitted, an application for admission cannot be considered.