Consideration for admission to Psy.D. programs requires a
bachelor's or master's degree, preferably with a major in psychology;
an excellent scholastic average; scores from both the Graduate Record
Examination general test and the psychology subject test; favorable
recommendations from at least three faculty persons who know the
academic and personal qualifications of the applicant; and appropriate
statements from the applicant on the application form.
Requests for admission interviews are too numerous to honor.
However, the admissions committee may invite applicants for an
interview after the initial screening of written applications.
Notifications of decisions are sent to all applicants on or about April
Students entering the programs at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology need not have
majored in psychology. However, they are generally expected to have
taken the main courses for an undergraduate major in the field. Prior
to entering the program, students must have taken courses covering the
following areas: introductory psychology; statistics; abnormal
psychology; and the biological bases of psychology. Students also
should have taken at least one and preferably two courses in the
following areas: cognitive psychology; psychology of perception,
conditioning, and learning; developmental psychology; psychology of
personality; and social psychology. We prefer that one of the
above listed courses have a laboratory component. All programs welcome applications from Rutgers students who are properly
prepared with good academic records and references.