All applicants to the Psy.D. program must have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in psychology or another field. Applicants seeking admission must have a 3.0 from an accredited university with a major in Psychology or must have a 3.0 from an accredited university and have completed the following prerequisites: general psychology, psychopathology, statistics and/or research methods, at least one of the following: social psychology, group psychology, diversity/multicultural psychology OR personality, ANDat least one of the following: learning/cognitive theory, neuropsychology, sensation and perception, or developmental psychology. These courses do not have to be completed prior to applying, but would need to be completed prior to starting the program if accepted. These courses can be completed at any accredited institution including most community colleges and even some online programs.
The above mentioned prerequisite courses are not only essential for readiness for doctoral study, but it is important to note that an outcome goal of the program is to adequately prepare the student for success in passing the National Licensure Examination in Psychology. A solid preparation in the breadth of psychology is essential for assisting the student in meeting this goal.