The program is seeking applicants who have the academic, personal, and professional qualifications that would make them outstanding prospects toward becoming ethically sensitive, well-informed, and highly competent practitioners. They should possess high academic aptitude and a demonstrable pattern of interest and personal qualifications that would enable them to function effectively in working with problems of individuals, families, and social systems. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree and excellent undergraduate credentials or a master’s degree in psychology or a related mental-health discipline will be given full consideration.
To be accepted into the program, the following documentation is required:
- Evidence of an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a major in psychology or a related discipline. Those entering with a B.A. must have a minimum grade-point-average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale; those with an M.A., a 3.5. The record should show the completion of at least 15 hours in psychology with particular reference to General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Statistics, Research Methods, and Tests and Measurements (Students lacking these required courses may be required to complete them prior to matriculation).
- A minimum combined score of 1050 on the Graduate Record Examination including verbal and quantitative sections. Those entering with a bachelor’s degree must also submit the Graduate Record Examination Advanced Psychology scores. Only students with a completed M.A./M.S. in psychology can request that the GRE subject section be waived.
- Three letters of recommendation from professors or supervisors familiar with the academic/professional and personal qualifications of the applicant.
- A statement of interest and intent indicating the applicant’s reasons for applying to the Psy.D. program.
- Professional resume.
- The Application for Admission form, accompanied by the stipulated fee payable to La Salle University.
- Foreign students must present an acceptable TOEFL score and all international academic credentials must be reviewed by WES.
- A personal interview will be required for all finalists.
The Application for Admission may be obtained by contacting:
Doctor of Psychology Program, Box 842
La Salle University
Philadelphia, PA 19141