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 PsyD application is January 15.
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).
- A minimum combined score of 1050 on the Graduate Record Examination including verbal and quantitative sections. GRE writing scores are also required. 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. Our Institution Code is R2363. For more information please go to www.gre.org.
- Three letters of recommendation from professors or supervisors familiar with the academic/professional and personal qualifications of the applicant. Letters of recommendation from on-line services are not acceptable.
- A statement of interest and intent indicating the applicant's reasons for applying to the Psy.D. program.
- The Application for Admission form, accompanied by the stipulated fee payable to La Salle University.
- Foreign students must present an acceptable TOEFL score.
- 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
Phone: 215/951-1350 Fax: 215/951-5140
Students who have completed graduate work in psychology or a closely related discipline, may have up to 18 credits of foundations course-work transferred. Courses that can be considered for transfer are: Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Personality and Individual Differences, Cognitive Psychology, Psychological Measurement and Statistical Analysis and Research Methodology. Credit may be awarded for previous course-work in these areas that meet the Program's equivalency criteria with regard to course content and competency level. Students must submit written request for transfer prior to beginning class in level I and include syllabi and any other supporting documentation. Faculty will evaluate the syllabi/documentation submitted and will recommend transfer be offered if the previous course overlaps with the La Salle University course syllabus by 80%. Decisions in this regard will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology
La Salle University
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
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