Graduate program and GPA requirements
A Clinical Psychology PsyD applicant must have completed a master's degree in mental
health counseling, psychology, social work, psychiatric/mental health nursing, counseling,
school psychology, family therapy or pastoral counseling from a regionally accredited
institution, with a 3.3 GPA or better.
Applicants with master's degrees in other specialty areas will be considered on a
Undergraduate GPA requirement
An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better is required.
An applicant's undergraduate transcripts are used to evaluate the exposure the candidate
has had to formal course work in psychology from a regionally accredited institution.
In order to ensure that the program courses be taught at the highest possible level,
applicants must have completed during undergraduate or graduate education the following
courses prior to admission:
- Abnormal Psychology or Psychopathology
- Theories of Personality
- Developmental Psychology
How does the Admissions Committee evaluate Clinical Psychology PsyD applicants?
The Admissions Committee evaluates applicants on a number of factors. These include:
past academic performance, letters of recommendation, the content and writing style
of autobiographical essays, prior work history and volunteer experiences, research
activities and publications, presentations at workshops or conferences in psychology
or a related field, membership in professional organizations, and personal and professional
presentation in the interview. Intellectual ability, academic potential, strong writing
skills, emotional stability, maturity, integrity, motivation and high ethical standards
are necessary for successful program completion and acceptance into the professional