All applicants must provide the completed application form, official undergraduate/graduate transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation (at least 2 from psychologists), and a personal statement indicating how the applicant's professional goals will be met by Marywood's Psy.D. program (500 word limit). The GRE general test is required (within the last 5 years) and scores must be received by the application deadline (January 9, 2012 for Fall 2012 admission). Instructions on obtaining application materials are available at the bottom of this page.
Applicants selected for interviews are typically notified in late February. Interviews are generally scheduled for early March.
Admission to the Psy.D. program requires at least 18 credits of Psychology coursework at the undergraduate level, including: statistics, experimental methods/research design, and abnormal/ psychopathology. A major in Psychology is preferred. Combined Verbal and Quantitative GREs greater than 1000 are preferred. A minimum overall GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale is expected, for both general curriculum and psychology courses.
Up to 15 transfer credits in graduate Psychology coursework will be accepted to be applied toward elective requirements. All credits transferred must reflect at least a "B" grade, be from a regionally accredited institution, be similar in content and demand of equivalent Marywood courses, and have been earned within the preceding 5 years. The Director of Clinical Training must approve all transfer credits.
For a post-master's application to be considered, all of the following courses (or their equivalent) must have been completed at the master's level, with a grade of B or better.
All students accepted post-Master’s must pass the Master’s Comprehensive Exam. The exam is offered in the Fall semester, and consists of seven sections (Research Methods I, Research Methods II, Personality,Developmental, Social, Biological Bases of Behavior, and Cognitive/Affective Bases of Behavior). The exam is a multiple choice format.
Up to two students will be accepted annually post-Master's degree in psychology, to join the third year doctoral students. Students must have completed their degree no more than five years prior to application. Demonstrated excellence in academics and clinical work is expected. Applicants also must have completed an empirical Master's thesis. Two of the applicant's letters of recommendation must be from full-time graduate Psychology faculty at the institution where the Master's degree was completed. All other application procedures are the same as for the post-bachelor's admissions.
To request information by mail, fax or phone, please contact:
Graduate Admissions Office
2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509
570-340-6002 or 1-866-279-9663, ext. 6002
Director of Clinical Training
Dr. David A. Renjilian
Psychology & Counseling Department | McGowan Center, Rooms 1032 & 1034
Grad: (570)348-6226 | Undergrad: (570)348-6270 | Fax: (570)340-6040
Questions about the Psychology Program to Dr. Estelle Campenni at email@example.com.
Questions about the Counseling Program to Dr. Jennifer Barna at firstname.lastname@example.org.