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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 8, 2015 for Fall 2015 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.

Prerequisites

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.

Transfer Credits

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.

Admission Post-Master's

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.

  • Psy 503 Research and Statistics I
  • Psy 504 Research and Statistics II
  • Psy 508 Biological Bases of Behavior
  • Psy 514 Human Development
  • Psy 517 Personality Theories
  • Psy 521 Social Psychology
  • Psy 522 Cognitive/Affective Bases of Behavior
  • Psy 531 Psychopathology
  • Psy 532 Child Psychopathology 
  • Psy 580 Assessment of Adult Personality and Psychopathology
  • Psy 556 Master's Thesis
  • Psy 561 Introduction to Psychological Testing
  • Psy 571 Introduction to Individual Psychotherapy
  • Psy 574 Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Psy 577 Practicum I
  • Psy 587 Practicum II Or Psy 578 Internship

 

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 or Professional Contribution. 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.

Online Application/Requesting Information

To request information by mail, fax or phone, please contact:

Graduate Admissions Office
Marywood University
2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509
570-340-6002 or 1-866-279-9663, ext. 6002
fax: 570-961-4745

http://www.marywood.edu/admissions/applying/?audience=doctoral

 

Director of Clinical Training
Dr. David A. Renjilian
McGowan 1021
ext 2697
renjilian@marywood.edu

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 (unless otherwise indicated), with a grade of B or better.

  • Psy 503 Research and Statistics I
  • Psy 504 Research and Statistics II
  • Psy 506 Physiological Psychology
  • Psy 514 Human Development
  • Psy 517 Personality Theories
  • Psy 521 Social Psychology
  • Psy 523 Learning Theories
  • Psy 531 (Psychopathology) or Psy 532 (Child Psychopathology) and Psy 580 (Assessment of Adult Personality) or Psy 581 (Socioemotional Assessment of Children and Adolescents)
  • Psy 556 Master's Thesis
  • Psy 561 Introduction to Psychological Testing (graduate level)
  • Psy 571 Introduction to Individual Psychotherapy or Coun 518 Applied Practice
  • Psy 574 Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Psy 577 Practicum I
  • Psy 587 Practicum II or Psy 578 Internship