Admission to the PsyD Program

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After successful completion of the core 48 credits and satisfaction of all requirements, the master’s degree will be awarded. If a student does not advance to doctoral candidacy, the master’s degree may serve as an exit point.

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Admission Requirements

• A bachelor's and transcript from an accredited college or university.

• Psychology courses required prior to enrollment:

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Research Methods
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Physiological Psychology or equivalent
  • Deficiencies: Strong candidates who are deficient in up to two of these courses may be granted conditional admission. However, these courses must be completed prior to matriculation into the program.

• Minimum Undergraduate GPA: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or minimum graduate GPA: 3.50 on a 4.0 scale.

• Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores: Competitive GRE scores on the verbal, quantitative, and analytic sections of the Graduate Record Exam taken within the last five years.

• Personal Statement, address ALL of the following:

  • What has led you to pursue a career in clinical psychology?
  • What do you see as your strengths and weaknesses and how will they impact your ability to attain your academic and professional goals?
  • Why does this program represent a good fit for you?
  • Please also include any additional information that can help us evaluate you.

• Clinical, research and/or human services experience.

• A curriculum vitae (C.V.)

• Three letters of recommendation:

  • At least two out of the three letters should be academic references. The third letter should come from a person that can speak to the applicant’s strength as a doctoral student or clinician. Personal or non-professional references are not accepted.

• In-person interview (required)

Application Deadline

The application for admission must be submitted no later than January 1, 2018 for the Fall 2018 semester.
Admission interviews will be scheduled for February 10, 2018.

Upcoming Events

Please join us for our Graduate Admissions Open House for Fall 2018 enrollment at our main campus in Wayne, NJ. The event will be held in the University Commons on November 19th, 2017 at 1:00 PM.

Financial Support for Graduate Study

Graduate Assistantships:
Graduate assistantship opportunities will be available to select students with outstanding credentials. The assistantships provide tuition waivers and a stipend. Click here for details.

Teaching:
After earning a master’s degree, qualified graduate students may apply to teach as adjunct faculty to gain undergraduate teaching experience.

Grants:
Please contact the program regarding research, clinical, or training grants that may be available for student support.