Questions about the Clinical program? Pleasecontact Dr. Angela Clarke,
Director of Clinical Training, Clinical Psychology PsyD Program.
Questions about the I/O or General programs? Please
Applications for admission are available from the Office of Graduate Studies, McKelvie Hall, West Chester University, West Chester, PA 19383. Phone: 610-436-2943.
The Department of Psychology is now offering a doctoral degree (Psy.D.) in clinical psychology. This is a full-time, 5-year program (Fall, Spring, and Summer) which follows a practitioner-scholar model, preparing students for leadership roles as culturally competent psychologists. Read more about the Doctoral Admission Procedures.
The minimum requirements for consideration for admission in Psychology are:
Note: Admission to the Post-Master's certificate program requires only the application form and an official copy of the graduate transcript.
Admissions to the degree programs are made for Fall only, with March 1 as the deadline for initial review. Applications received after March 1 will be reviewed only on a space-available basis. Admissions to the Post-Master's certificate program continue throughout the year.
Students may not change programs of study in Psychology without approval of the Graduate Committee.
Students admitted on a Provisional basis must petition to be admitted to Full status when they have successfully met the provisions specified at the time of their admission, or prior to applying for degree candidacy.
Professional Growth admission is occasionally granted to individuals wishing to take one or more courses for personal or professional development. A one-page application is required as well as submission of undergraduate transcripts. Admission into any particular course is dependent upon the permission of the Graduate Coordinator and course instructor. Approval to take courses on a Professional Growth basis does not obligate the department to admit the student to a degree program.
Course work may also be taken on a non-degree basis. Courses taken may count for degree credit if the student is subsequently admitted to a degree program. Students admitted on a non-degree basis are only permitted to take up to 9 semester hours, upon completion of which they must be admitted to a degree program to continue taking graduate courses. Admission into any particular course is dependent upon the permission of the Graduate Coordinator and course instructor. Approval to take courses on a non-degree basis does not obligate the Department to admit the student to a degree program.
For information on applying for either Professional Growth or non-degree study, contact the Graduate Coordinator.