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 overall undergraduate and graduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.000 on a 4.000 scale is required.
  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. For the 2021-2022 Admissions cycle, we have decided to make the GRE admissions requirement optional. Midwestern University’s Clinical Psychology Program has always conducted a holistic review of all applications. Traditionally, the GRE was one piece of our holistic review. Our program recognizes that GRE scores do not always demonstrate the full potential of the candidates applying to our program. As such, for this year the GRE score submission for applications will be optional, with the plan to eliminate this requirement entirely for admission beginning in 2022-2023 admission cycle.
    For those who would like to submit GRE scores please use the Midwestern University institution code of 1769:
    • Scores will be accepted from tests taken no earlier than January 1, 2017.
    • For more information about the GRE, contact Educational Testing Services (ETS) at 609/771-7670 or 866/473-4373 or visit
  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.