Fall 2022 applications are open as of November 15, 2021

February 15, 2022 - 1st priority deadline. Submit by February 15th at 11:59pm PT for guaranteed review. After this date, some programs may be full and only interview for waitlist spots or not be able to further review applications. 

March 15, 2022 - 2nd application deadline: pending program space availability. Applications after this date are considered on a space-available basis and may not be considered if you miss this deadline.

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Applying to PsyD

The PSYD program is for students who hold a Bachelor's degree in the field and wish to pursue a broad and general training in clinical psychology that prepares students for the professional practice of psychology.

Advanced Standing may be available to clinicians who hold a master's degree in clinical psychology, or the equivalent, who wish to deepen and refine their training.

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Online Admissions Application: Begin the application process by submitting an online graduate application and submitting the non-refundable $65 application fee payment.

Degree Requirement: A BA or BS from a regionally accredited institution.
(For advanced standing entry - an MA or MS in clinical psychology, counseling psychology clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, community mental health, or the equivalent from a regionally accredited graduate program. All accepted degrees must include a supervised field placement of at least 500 hours.)

Minimum GPA: A GPA of 3.0 in previous coursework is required.

Transcripts: Official transcripts from all accredited academic institutions attended where 7 or more credits have been earned. Transcripts must arrive in their official, sealed envelopes.

Academic Writing Sample: A writing sample of eight to ten pages (typed, double-spaced) that demonstrates your capacity to think critically and reflectively and demonstrates graduate level writing abilities. A sample that uses outside sources must include proper citations. You may submit copies of previous work, such as a recent academic paper, article, or report that reflects scholarly abilities.

Two Letters of Recommendation: Letters of recommendation will be accepted from academic advisors, professors, professional supervisors, or someone able to attest to your maturity, motivation, and ability to undertake the work required for the PsyD Program. Recommenders should use standard business format and include full contact information-name, email, phone number, and mailing address.

Professional Goal Statement: A one-page statement of your educational and professional objectives. Please be sure to address the reason(s) you believe this PsyD program will be a good match for your goals.

Autobiographical Statement: A four-to-six page (typed, double-spaced) self-reflective, lifespan autobiographical statement discussing your values, emotional and spiritual insights, aspirations, and life experiences that have led to the decision to apply to the PsyD program.

An Up-To-Date C.V. detailing your educational and professional experience.

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