PsyD Program Admissions

PsyD Admission Deadlines Application review begins Nov 1, 2022. Apply by Nov 15, 2022 for early consideration
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The PsyD in Clinical Psychology program admits students once a year for the fall term, which starts in September.

Quick Application Checklist

  • Online Application via PsyCAS
  • Application Fee
  • Official Transcripts
  • Resume or CV
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose


  • Application review for the fall 2023 cohort begins November 1, 2022.
  • Apply by November 15, 2022 for early consideration.
  • Apply by January 8, 2023 for regular consideration.


The applications for fall 2022 has closed. Applications for fall 2023 will open in September 2022. 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. 

Recommended Prerequisites

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
  • 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.).

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Admissions Snapshot: 2021-22 Application Cycle


PsyD Total Applicants   664
Admit Rate 7.8%  
Final Cohort Size 30

Demographic Summary: 2021-22 Deposited PsyD Students

Self-Reported Race (PAU uses IPEDS rules in reporting race and ethnicity)

Hispanic 10.00%
American Indian N/A
Asian 6.67%
Black 10.00%
Pacific Islander N/A
White 50.00% 
Two or More Races   16.67%
Not Reported 6.67%


Male 16.67%
Female 76.67%  
Gender Non-Conforming   6.67%
Decline to State N/A


Average Cumulative Undergraduate GPA  

Bottom Quartile: 3.26-3.48

Mean: 3.79

Top Quartile: 3.89-4.0 

Other Demographics

Average Age at Application   25.01 (Range: 20-33)
US Citizenship 90%
First-Generation 13.33%
Native Languages English, Spanish, Kinyarwanda