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. The deadline for the Psy.D. application is January 8. 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 grade-point-average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; those with an M.A., a 3.2. The record should show the completion of 15 hours in psychology with particular reference to General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Personality, Statistics, Methodology and Tests and Measurements (Students lacking these required courses will be required to complete them prior to matriculation).
- Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). These are used in combination with grades and professional experience to inform admission decisions. Minimum scores of 148 on both the Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning sections of the GRE are strongly recommended. Those entering with a bachelor’s degree must also submit the GRE Advanced Psychology scores. Only students with a completed M.A./M.S. in psychology can request that the GRE subject section be waived. Our Institution Code is R2363. For more information please go to www.gre.org.
- The Application for Admission (completed online).
- Three letters of recommendation from professors or supervisors familiar with the academic/professional and personal qualifications of the applicant. Letters of recommendation from online services are unacceptable. When a student completes the online application, he or she will be sending an e-mail request to his or her recommenders that asks them to complete and upload a recommendation form. The student should arrange for the recommenders in advance of beginning the application, and he or she may wish to provide them with the link to this form.
- A statement of interest and intent indicating the applicant's reasons for applying to the Psy.D. program (uploaded with the application).
- A current Curriculum Vitae or résumé (uploaded with the application).
- For a foreign student, an acceptable TOEFL score.
- A personal interview required for all finalists.
Please refer to the University’s Nondiscrimination Policy in the General Reference section of this catalog. Admission is based solely upon applicant’s qualifications.
The Application for Admission may be completed online. Personal statements and CVs/resumes must be uploaded when completing the application. It is best to have these documents and the e-mail contact information for your three recommenders ready when you begin your application.
Documents that are not uploaded, such as transcripts and test scores should be sent directly from the institution or testing service to the following address:
La Salle University
Office of Graduate Admission – Box 826
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141