Clinical Medical Psychology
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:
*Please note that the application cycle for Fall 2017 enrollment is open on PSYCAS. The priority deadline is May 30, 2017 and the final deadline is June 30, 2017.*
- 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.
- 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.