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Admissions Requirements

Clinical Psychology Program

To be considered for admission within our competitive selection process, applicants must submit the following documented evidence:

  1. Completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale is expected.
    • If the applicant has graduate courses, but no degree granted, this will be viewed as an extension of the undergraduate work and will be evaluated as part of a cumulative GPA.
    • If the applicant has a conferred graduate degree in psychology or a related mental health field from a regionally accredited university, the GPA from that graduate program will be weighted more heavily than the undergraduate GPA. 
  3. Completion of 18 semester hours or equivalent of prerequisite coursework in psychology with a grade of C or better including: Introduction to General Psychology, Human Growth & Development or Personality Theory, Abnormal Psychology, Statistics or Tests and Measurements.
  4. Graduate Records Examination (GRE) general test scores using the Midwestern University institution code of 1769:
    • Scores will be accepted from tests taken no earlier than January 1, 2010.
    • For more information about the GRE, contact Educational Testing Services (ETS) at 609/771-7670 or 866/473-4373 or visit www.ets.org/gre.
  5. Demonstration of community service or extracurricular activities.
  6. Motivation for and commitment to healthcare as demonstrated by previous work, volunteer work, or other life experiences.
  7. Oral and written communication skills necessary to interact with patients and colleagues.
  8. Commitment to abide by Midwestern University's Drug-Free Workplace and Substance Abuse Policy.
  9. Passage of the Midwestern University criminal background check.