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You may only apply online. Applicants should apply to only one of the two programs offered: School Psychology or Clinical Psychology.

The two programs use the same application and have a common deadline of January 9th. You must apply online and you must submit your 3 letters of recommendation electronically. You must send the remaining supporting documents in one envelope.

NOTE: All admission application materials should be sent directly to:
Graduate Admissions
56 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8541

All applicants to Psy.D. programs must submit the Graduate Record Examination general and psychology subject (clinical applicants only) test scores directly to the graduate admissions office. If available, the scores should be enclosed with the application. Faculty policy effective for all Psy.D.applicants: GRE scores are not accepted if taken more than six years prior to the deadline date of the application.

For admission
Application deadline
GRE scores can not be earlier than
Sept 2016
Jan 9, 2016
Jan 2010
Sept 2017
Jan 9, 2017
Jan 2011
Sept 2018
Jan 9, 2018
Jan 2012

General Admission Qualifications

Consideration for admission into any of the Psy.D. programs requires a bachelor's or master's degree, preferably with a major in psychology; an excellent scholastic average; scores from both the Graduate Record Examination general test and the psychology subject test (clinical only); favorable recommendations from at least three persons who know the academic and personal qualifications of the applicant; and appropriate statements from the applicant as stated on the application form. Requests for admission interviews are too numerous to honor. However, the admissions committee may invite applicants for an interview after the initial screening of written applications.

Notifications of decisions are sent to all applicants on or about April 1.

Students entering the programs at GSAPP need not have majored in psychology. However, they are generally expected to have taken the main courses for an undergraduate major in the field. Prior to entering the program, students must have taken courses covering the following areas: introductory psychology, statistics, abnormal psychology, and the biological bases of psychology. Students also should have taken at least one and preferably two courses in the following areas: cognitive psychology; psychology of perception, conditioning, and learning; developmental psychology; psychology of personality; and social psychology. We prefer that one of the above-listed courses have a laboratory component. Both clinical and school psychology programs welcome applications from Rutgers students who are properly prepared with good academic records and references.

For questions about a specific program, please click on the program desired below:
For complete details about the programs offered and admission, please see the GSAPP Catalog.