Admission Requirements

Preference is given to applicants whose grade point average and GRE scores exceed the following:

  • Overall grade point average of 3.25
  • GRE Verbal score of 156 (or 550 according to the old GRE score system)
  • GRE Quantitative score of 146 (or 550 according to the old GRE score system)
  • GRE Analytic score of 4.5 

The application for admission consists of the following materials:

1.  Official transcripts from all previous undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) institutions attended, showing that the following conditions have been met:

  • Previous academic work should include courses in statistics, research methods, developmental psychology, and abnormal psychology. This coursework requirement will be waived with a score of 600 or higher on the Graduate Record Examination Psychology Test.
  • The transcripts should include any degree received. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States is required. 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 those institutions in the United States will also be considered.
  • International students should submit an official evaluation of academic credentials by an authorized agency. Please refer to the Credential Evaluation Services page in the International Students section of the Albizu website for detailed information on this requirement.

3.  Official scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test section, taken in the past five years.

4.  Three letters of recommendation from current or past professors and/or professional contacts.

5.  A current curriculum vitae.

6.  A personal statement describing life experiences that have helped shape the applicant’s professional goals and academic objectives.

For assistance completing your application, please contact us by email at

Admission Procedures

You can apply to the PsyD program by either following the steps here or via PSYCAS.  Note that the application due date is January 15, 2019.

After the Office of Admissions has received all application materials, the applicant’s file is forwarded to the PsyD program. The PsyD program will contact you by early February, 2019, to inform you of whether or not you are invited for an interview.  The interviews will take place in late February.  The decision of the Psy.D. faculty to interview a prospective student does not indicate or imply acceptance. After the interview, the faculty will evaluate the applicant to determine if he/she meets the criteria for admission. Ultimately, Albizu University reserves the right to reject any applicant.

Every applicant receives a letter from the Admissions Office containing the decision of the PsyD faculty on his or her admission. Applicants who are accepted for admission are required by the University to confirm acceptance by submitting a $200 non-refundable deposit to be applied to fees and tuition.

Note that the PsyD program requires fingerprint analysis and background screening of all students before they can receive clearance to provide services to clients at the Goodman Psychological Services Center, AU’s on-site training clinic.

Transfer of Credits Policy

Courses eligible for transfer of credits must have been completed at an accredited institution of higher learning and passed with a grade of “B” or better (3.00 on a 4.00 scale). Whether a course can be transferred is the discretion of the PsyD program director.  Students who wish to transfer a course should send the PsyD program director ( a copy of his/her graduate transcript and the course syllabus from the semester that the student took the course.

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

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