Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) Admission Requirements
Applicants to the PsyD program must submit the following information to the Office of Admissions for review:
- Completed online application (no application fee)
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
- Official GRE test scores
- Curriculum vitae or resume
- Minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation from previous faculty or employers
- Admissions essay (750-1250 words)
International Applicants to the Doctor of Psychology program must submit additional documentation to the Office of Admissions.
A list of these documents can be found on the Graduate Admissions Requirement for International Students page.
- Master's degree in counseling, psychology, or related field (36 credit hours minimum)
- 3.2 minimum GPA
- Interview - by invitation only
- Graduate Level Course pre-requisites:
- Multicultural/Diversity Issues in Counseling
- Human Development across the Lifespan
- Counseling Theories and Techniques
- Group Counseling
- Abnormal Psychology/Psychopathology
- Statistics and Research Design
- Professional Ethics
Applicants who wish to be considered for priority review for fall 2016 entry and the Friday, January 29th and Saturday, February 6th interview dates should complete their applications by January 15, 2016.
Applicants who wish to be considered for subsequent interview dates should complete their applications by the Regular Decision Deadline of March 1, 2016*.
* We will accept and review applications after March 1st if space is still available in the cohort. If the program is full, you may request that we hold your application for the fall of 2017.
After verifying that the minimum academic requirements are met, the program utilizes a holistic approach in reviewing the candidate's entire application. This process is intended to seek talented and qualified individuals of all backgrounds. Taking multiple factors into consideration during our admissions process positively achieves the educational benefits of a student body that is both diverse and academically excellent. This approach includes an evaluation of each candidate’s academic achievement as well as their personal characteristics, attributes and experiences. As part of the holistic review, Chatham reserves the right to request a background check prior to offer of admission.
Applicants will be informed by the Office of Admissions about whether or not they have been accepted into the PsyD program.