Clinical Psychology

*The application cycle for Fall 2024 is closed. The application cycle for Fall 2025 will open in September 2024. Please note that applications must be submitted, complete, and verified by the final deadline in order to be considered.*

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:

  • 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.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test scores are recommended but not required. 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 participate in 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 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.

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