Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology Admission Requirements

Admission decisions based on total applicant pool. Interview Day is in February. Interviews by invitation.


Requirements for All Students

  • Application Deadline: December 15 for Fall Semester of following year.
  • Bachelor's Degree from regionally accredited institution.
  • GPA 3.0 minimum.
  • Prerequisites (seven courses, three semester-hours each). See list below.
  • GRE General Test.
  • Official Transcripts from all schools that ever granted you college credit, even just one credit, and even if the credit appears on your bachelor's transcript.
    • E-transcripts preferred. They are the fastest, most reliable method of delivery. Must be addressed to
    • Mail hard copies to Nancy Crane, Graduate Admissions, 501 College Av., Wheaton, IL 60187.
  • Admission Application.
  • Three Online Recommendation Forms.
    • Academic.
    • Pastoral (or other Christian leader).
    • Professional.
      • Option if you do not have an employer: Someone with whom you have had a supervisor-employee relationship, e.g., in a ministry, internship, or missions-trip context.
    • Letters accepted as supplements to Online Recommendation Forms. 
  • Two Essays. Essay questions in application.
  • Chronological Resume or CV (Curriculum Vitae).
  • Research Paper.
    • Ten pages minimum.
    • Follows APA Style.
    • Sole authorship; including if group project.
  • Signed Statement of Faith, Community Covenant, and Statement of Veracity.
  • Application Processing Fee US $50, non-refundable.


Prerequisites (seven courses, three semester-hours each)

All prerequisites must be taken from a psychology department, not, e.g., an education or sociology department. The courses can have different names at other schools.

  • General Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Personality Psychology
  • Research Methods in Psychology or Statistics for Psychology
  • Physiological Psychology
    • Can be taken as tutorial during summer before or after first year of PsyD program.
  • Two Courses from the following.
    • Cognition
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Learning
    • Sensation/Perception
    • Social Psychology

Additional Requirements for International Students

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