Program Specific Information & Application Deadlines

If your academic program is not listed, there is no specific deadline for application submission.

Strict adherence to deadlines for the following programs is required; applications not processed after deadline. 

February 1, 2023 is the priority deadline date for the Summer I 2023 and Fall 2023 cohorts. Application files submitted after February 1 will be reviewed based on cohort capacity, but must be received no later than April 1, 2023.

Submit an essay outlining professional and personal qualities that you believe will make you a successful school or mental health counselor. Applicants should be specific. Please review the follow resources prior to submitting the essay:

External applicants should use the General Graduate Application at https://www.marywood.edu/apply

Current Marywood Undergraduate CSD students will receive a unique internal application link. Please contact gograd@marywood.edu with any questions.

February 1, 2023 is the priority deadline date for the Summer I 2023 cohort. Application files submitted after February 1 will be reviewed based on cohort capacity, but must be received no later than April 1, 2023.

Submit an essay outlining professional and personal qualities that you believe will make you a successful school or mental health counselor. Applicants should be specific. Please review the follow resources prior to submitting the essay:

Applications filed through Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Services (DICAS) and the Dietetic Internship Match (D & D Digital).

Nutrition & Dietetics Internship/Distance Education Dietetic Internship Applicants:

Submit application through Dietetic Internship Centralized Application Services (DICAS), and also complete the Dietetic Internship Match through D & D Digital.

Physician Assistant Applicants: Applications filed through the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA). CASPA applications open in mid-April 2022. Please note that applications are reviewed on a rolling basis prior to the October 1st deadline.

February 1, 2023 is the priority deadline date for the Summer I 2023 and Fall 2023 cohorts. Application files submitted after February 1 will be reviewed based on cohort capacity, but must be received no later than April 1, 2023.

PsyD Requirements

All applicants must provide the completed application form, official undergraduate/graduate transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation (at least 2 from psychologists), a current curriculum vitae, and a personal statement indicating how the applicant's professional goals will be met by Marywood's Psy.D. program (500-word limit). GRE tests are no longer required.

Applicants selected for interviews will be notified in January for virtual group interviews in early February.

Prerequisites

Admission to the Psy.D. program requires at least 18 credits of Psychology coursework at the undergraduate level, including: statistics, experimental methods/research design, and abnormal/ psychopathology. A major in Psychology is preferred. A minimum overall GPA of 3.48 on a 4.0 scale is expected, for both general curriculum and psychology courses.

Transfer Credits

Up to 15 transfer credits in graduate Psychology coursework will be accepted. All credits transferred must reflect at least a "B" grade, be from a regionally accredited institution, be similar in content and demand of equivalent Marywood courses, and have been earned within the preceding 5 years. The Director of Clinical Training must approve all transfer credits.

Admission Post-Master's

For a post-master's application to be considered, all of the following courses (or their equivalent) must have been completed at the master's level, with a grade of B or better.

  • Psy 503 Research and Statistics I
  • Psy 504 Research and Statistics II
  • Psy 508 Biological Bases 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 555 Professional Contribution or 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

All students accepted post-Master’s must pass the Master’s Comprehensive Exam. The exam is offered in the Fall semester, and consists of seven sections (Research Methods I, Research Methods II, Personality, Developmental, Social, Biological Bases of Behavior, and Cognitive/Affective Bases of Behavior). The exam is a multiple choice format.

Up to two students will be accepted annually post-Master's degree in psychology, to join the third year doctoral students. Students must have completed their degree no more than five years prior to application. Demonstrated excellence in academics and clinical work is expected. Applicants also must have completed an empirical Master's thesis or Professional Contribution. Two of the applicant's letters of recommendation must be from full-time graduate Psychology faculty at the institution where the Master's degree was completed. All other application procedures are the same as for the post-bachelor's admissions.