Admission Requirements

1.  Applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or higher or a graduate GPA of 3.5 or higher to be considered for admission.

2.  All applicants must submit the following by the established deadline:

  • A completed and signed Online Application Form accompanied by the appropriate fee. 

  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) institutions attended. Applicants to the Psy.D. Program must have obtained at least a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by a national or regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Consideration will also be given to applicants enrolled in an institution of higher education outside the United States whose standards of training are substantially equivalent to the standards of training of higher education institutions in the United States. 

  • Three letters of recommendation, preferably from current or past professors. 

  • A current resume/curriculum vitae. 

  • A Statement of Purpose, which should be double spaced, typed, and 2-3 pages in length, articulating interest in the program and in the institution, as well as both short-term and long-term career goals.  

3. International students must submit an official evaluation of academic credentials by an authorized agency. Please refer to the International Students section of the Academic Albizu University Catalog for a detailed description of this requirement.

4. All applicants must complete the following prerequisites with a grade of “B’ or better at either the undergraduate or graduate level:

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Research Design

Admission Procedures

After the Office of Admissions has received all documentation and credentials, the applicant’s file is forwarded to the Psy.D. program, where it is reviewed by the faculty to determine if an interview will be granted. The decision of the faculty to interview a prospective student does not indicate or imply acceptance. After the interview, the applicant will be evaluated by the faculty to determine if he/she meets the criteria for admission. Albizu University reserves the right to reject any applicant. 

If the applicant is approved for admission, the Office of Admissions issues an acceptance letter. The university requires that the applicant confirm acceptance after receiving the letter by submitting a non-refundable deposit to be applied to fees and tuition.

The incoming student must provide the Office of Admissions with one recent 2” by 2” photograph prior to the end of the first academic session following matriculation. In addition, the Psy.D. program requires fingerprint analysis and background screening of all students before they can receive clearance to interview, evaluate, and/or treat clients at the Goodman Psychological Services Center, AU’s on-site training clinic.

For more information on the application process at Albizu University and the help that is available to you, please click here to visit the admissions procedures page.  

Transfer of Credits Policy

Courses must be completed at an accredited institution of higher learning and passed with a grade of “B” or better (3.00 on a 4.00 scale) in order to be accepted for transfer. Any course completed more than five years prior to the date of application for admission to the university may be transferred only with the approval of the Psy.D. program director. There is no time limit for the transfer of credits from completed degrees at Albizu University. 

The maximum number of credits that a student in the Psy.D. program may transfer from another institution is 12.

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