PsyD Pre-Requisite Requirements


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PsyD Pre-Requisite Requirements

  • Request for exceptions must be pre-approved by the Director of Clinical Training.
  • Students must have completed their degree no more than five years prior to application.
  • Demonstrated excellence in academics and clinical work is expected. 

Post-Bachelor's Pre-Requisite Requirements for Admission

  • At least 18 credits of Psychology coursework at the undergraduate level which should include: statistics, experimental methods/research design, and abnormal/psychopathology.
  • A major in Psychology is preferred.
  • Combined Verbal and Quantitative GREs greater than 1000 are preferred.
  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale is expected for both general curriculum and psychology courses.

Post-Master's Pre-Requisite Requirements for Admission

All of the below courses (or their equivalent) must have been completed at the master's level with a grade of B or better to be considered for Post-Master's admission.

  • Psy 503 Research and Statistics I
  • Psy 504 Research and Statistics II
  • Psy 508 Biological Basis of Behavior        
  • Psy 514 Human Development
  • Psy 517 Personality Theories
  • Psy 521 Social Psychology
  • Psy 522 Cognitive/Affective Bases of Behavior
  • Psy 531 Psychopathology
  • Psy 532 Child Psychopathology
  • Psy 580 Assessment of Adult Personality and Psychopathology
  • Psy 556 Master's Thesis**
  • Psy 561 Introduction to Psychological Testing
  • Psy 571 Introduction to Individual Psychotherapy
  • Psy 574 Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Psy 577 Practicum I
  • Psy 587 Practicum II Or Psy 578 Internship

**Empirical Thesis Required

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