PsyD Program Admissions

PsyD Admission Deadlines Application review begins Nov 1, 2021. Apply by Nov 15, 2021 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 2022 cohort begins November 1, 2021.
  • Apply by November 15, 2021 for early consideration.
  • Apply by January 3, 2022 for regular consideration.


Applications for fall 2022 open September 13, 2021. 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: 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%


Male 13.8%
Female 86.2%
Decline to State 0%


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%