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PsyD Admission Criteria

MSP seeks individuals who are clinically minded, possess a mature focus, display strong interpersonal skills, demonstrate critical thinking, and who have the goal of becoming a practicing clinician. Well-rounded individuals with proven academic success, professionalism, and an understanding of the field are encouraged to apply.

The Admissions Committee looks for candidate’s demonstration of exceptional ability in professional background or training. Applicant credentials are evaluated as a composite on the basis of all information submitted in the admission process.

To be considered, applicants must have:

  • a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • a master’s degree in psychology, social work, or counseling from an accredited institution
  • graduate-level practicum
  • an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale is preferred; a graduate GPA of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale is preferred*.

*If your undergraduate or graduate GPA is below our preference, contact the Admissions Coordinator, Kinsey, at [email protected] for additional steps in the admissions process.

The GRE general test is optional for admission to the PsyD program. For applicants who choose to submit scores, the GRE must have been taken within five years of your intended start term at MSP. The MSP school code is 1413.

The priority deadline for applications is February 2nd (after the priority deadline has passed contact the Admissions Coordinator to discuss the availability of seat openings). All applications that have all required documents will be reviewed after that date. Individuals who meet all admission criteria may be invited for an interview. Upon completion of the interview, the Admissions Committee makes a decision about acceptance to the program.

Additional information for International Applicants.


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