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Psychology

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McKelvie Hall
102 West Rosedale Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone:610-436-2943
Fax: 610-436-2763
Email:gradstudy@wcupa.edu


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Psychology

Programs

  • Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
  • M.A. Psychology: General
  • M.A. Psychology: Industrial/Organizational
  • Certificate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Doctor of Psychology

  • An undergraduate overall GPA of 3.0 and a GPA of 3.25 in Psychology.
  • GRE General test must have been taken within the past 5 years and have scores of 153 (Verbal), 148 (Quantitative), 3.0 on the Written Test
  • Successful completion of PSY courses (at undergraduate level) in Abnormal/Clinical Psychology, Research Methods, and Statistics
  • Three letters of recommendation are required.
  • A personal goals statement is required.
  • Other requirements, as published in the Graduate Catalog of the Univeristy.
  • In addition, applicants who are not Psychology majors may be required to complete undergraduate Psychology courses as a condition of admission to the program. A subset of qualified applicants will be selected for interviews. In person interviews and a tour of the department are required as part of the application process. Only students who have completed the interview process will be eligible for matriculation.
  • The deadline for receipt of application is January 9, 2017
  • Further information may be obtained by accessing the Clinical Psychology Psy. D. program webpage.

Master of Psychology

  • An undergraduate overall GPA of 3.0 and a GPA of 3.25 in Psychology.
  • GRE General test scores of 153 (Verbal) and 144 (Quantitative). The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores will be accepted only in unusual circumstances.
  • Applicants who were not Psychology majors may be required to complete undergraduate Psychology courses as a condition of admission to a program or as a condition for approval to Degree Candidacy.
  • Three letters of recommendation are required.
  • A personal goals statement is required.
  • Professional Growth admission is occasionally granted to individuals wishing to take one or more courses for personal or professional development. A one-page application is required as well as submission of undergraduate transcripts. Admission into any particular course is dependent upon the permission of the Graduate Coordinator and course instructor. Approval to take courses on a Professional Growth basis does not obligate the department to admit the student to a degree program.

Certificate in I/O Psychology (online)

  • Bachelor's degree required, but does not have to be in psychology
  • Official transcripts of all coursework from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended
  • A personal goals statement
  • Two letters of recommendation

Other Important Information

  • Note: Admission to the Post-Master's certificate program requires only the application form and an official copy of the graduate transcript.
  • Admissions to the degree programs are made for Fall only, with March 1 as the deadline for initial review.
  • Applications received after March 1 will be reviewed only on a space-available basis.
  • Admissions to the Post-Master's certificate program continue throughout the year.
  • Students may not change programs of study in Psychology without approval of the Graduate Committee.
  • Students admitted on a Provisional basis must petition to be admitted to Full status when they have successfully met the provisions specified at the time of their admission, or prior to applying for degree candidacy.
  • Course work may also be taken on a non-degree basis. Courses taken may count for degree credit if the student is subsequently admitted to a degree program.
  • Students admitted on a non-degree basis are only permitted to take up to 9 semester hours, upon completion of which they must be admitted to a degree program to continue taking graduate courses.
  • For information on applying for either Professional Growth or non-degree study, contact the Graduate Coordinator.