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  Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology 2019-2021 Admission Psy.D. Admission Procedures  

Psy.D. Admission Procedures

Applications must be submitted online.

You may only apply online. Applicants should apply to only one of the two programs offered: school psychology or clinical psychology.The two programs use the same application and have a common deadline of January 9. 

Admission Requirements

  • Application fee: Currently $70.00. Payment can be made by mailing in a check or online with credit card.
  • Official transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended can be sent electronically or mailed in a sealed envelope. If sending electronically, please send them to:
  • Three (3) completed letters of recommendation must be sent electronically.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)* general test scores, (clinical and school) and psychology subject test scores (clinical only). Please indicate Institution Code 2790 when registering for the exams with ETS; scores are sent electronically from ETS to our Graduate Admissions Office.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is also required of all foreign applicants whose native language is not English. The TOEFL requirement may be waived for applicants who can present sufficiently compelling evidence of their abilities in English.
  • Résumé must be submitted electronically (uploaded into the application) at the time of application.

  • Personal statement must be submitted at the time of application.

General Admission Qualifications

Consideration for admission into any of the 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 (clinical only); favorable recommendations from at least three persons who know the academic and personal qualifications of the applicant; and appropriate statements from the applicant as stated 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.

Faculty policy effective for all Psy.D. applicants: GRE scores are not accepted if taken more than six years prior to the deadline date of the application

For admission
Application deadline
GRE scores cannot
be earlier than

Sept. 2019
Jan. 9, 2019
Jan. 2013

Sept. 2020
Jan. 9, 2020
Jan. 2014

Sept. 2021
Jan. 9, 2021
Jan. 2015

*GRE: For registration and other information please visit the Educational Testing Service website Without GRE scores, the application is considered incomplete.

Applicants may not register for any courses unless they have been formally admitted. The university does not assume the responsibility for informing applicants of the completeness of their application. It is the applicant's responsibility to check wit the graduate program to be certain that the application is complete. Do not assume that you will be notified if it is not complete.

For additional information, contact RU-info at 848-445-info (4636) or
Comments and corrections to: Campus Information Services.

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