PsyD Program Admissions

Preparation

Graduate Virtual Open Houses

There are two virtual open houses scheduled - we hope to see you at one in the near future!

  • Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 10 am PST
  • Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 10 am PST

Register Online

PSYCAS: The application for Fall 2021 admission will be available September 13, 2020. PAU uses the American Psychological Association’s (APA), Psychology Centralized Application Service (PSYCAS). In preparation for applying, you will need a copy of your transcript(s) available for your review. 

Coursework: In order to ensure a smooth transition into graduate study, PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium strongly recommends 18 semester hours (27 quarter hours) of Psychology coursework including courses in: General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Statistics, Biopsychology, and Developmental Psychology.

Clinical Experience: To ensure that applicants have an understanding of the career to which they are committing themselves, strong preference is given to applicants with some form of clinical experience (e.g., crisis line, assessments, case management, therapy, etc.).

Application Deadlines:

  • Early Consideration Deadline: November 15, 2020
  • General Consideration Deadline: January 3, 2021

Admissions Snapshot 2018-19 Application Cycle

PsyD Total Applicants 380
Admit Rate 14.4%
Final Cohort Size 30

Demographic Summary: 2018-19 Deposited PsyD Students

Self-Reported Race

Hispanic

17.2%

American Indian

0%

Asian

0%

Black

10.3%

Pacific Islander

0%

White

51.7%

Two or More Races

20.7%

Decline to State

0%

Gender

Male

13.8%

Female

86.2%

Decline to State

0%

Academics

Average Cumulative Undergraduate GPA

3.46 (Range: 3.04 – 4.0)

Average Cumulative Graduate GPA

3.86 (Range: 3.81 – 4.0)

Average GRE Quantitative (superscored)

156.07

Average GRE Verbal (superscored)

159.93

Average GRE Written (superscored)

4.48

Other Demographics

Average Age at Application

24.9 (Range: 21-29)

US Citizenship

100%

CA Resident

51.7%

 

 
 
 
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