Improving well-being through 
socially responsible practice.

Improving well-being through
socially responsible practice.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the program must have the following:

  • An honours baccalaureate degree in psychology or the equivalent from an accredited institution. Equivalency means at least 60 credits of coursework in psychology.
  • A GPA of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate or
    graduate course work.
  • Completed senior courses in statistics, research methods, neuroscience, cognition, abnormal psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, tests and measurement theory, personality and learning.
  • Practicum or work experience in psychology or a related field is highly desirable and is considered in the evaluation of applicants.
  • Submission of the Graduate Records Exam general score.
  • Approved applicants will be evaluated through a writing sample and interview as a final step in the application process.

Students accepted for admission with an M.A. from Adler University may be granted transfer credit for graduate level courses that overlap with the Psy.D. curriculum. Students accepted that have previously taken graduate level coursework at another accredited institution will also be considered for transfer credit. For these students, a maximum of (24) semester credits may be transferred into the Psy.D. program