Psychology Admission Requirements
Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
18 semester hours (27 quarter hours) of prerequisite coursework in psychology with a grade of C or better and must include the following courses:
- Introduction to General Psychology
- Human Growth & Development or Personality Theory
- Abnormal Psychology
- Statistics or Tests and Measurements
*All coursework must be completed no later than July 1 of the matriculation year.
Motivation for and commitment to mental healthcare as demonstrated by previous work, volunteer work or other life experiences (should be demonstrated on submitted resume/cv)
Oral and written communication skills
Additional matriculation requirements if an offer of admission is made
Supporting documents for an application file
Select applicants will be invited to interview on KCU’s campus. Details about the interview dates and times will be sent out to applicants who are selected. Interviews will take place in the winter and spring.
Advanced Standing Requirements
Students must have completed a master;s degree in psychology or a related field to apply. Students accepted to the PsyD program and requesting Advanced Standing must specify the equivalent KCU course to which Advanced Standing should apply. Students must demonstrate completed course equivalency for all of the following:
PSYD 104 Psychopathology
PSYD 107 Ethical & Professional Issues in Psychology
PSYD 162 Clinical Appraisal & Interviewing
PSYD 168 Cognitive-Affective Bases of Behavior
PSYD 130 Research Methodology
PSYD 202 Development of Racial and Ethnic Identity
PSYD 141 Psychological Development II: Adolescents and Adults
Syllabi for each requested course must be supplied and must include the content of the course, instructor’s credentials, text and course requirements.
All materials, for all courses, must be submitted in a packet, and at the same time. (The packet will begin with a cover letter requesting advanced standing and listing each KCU course including number and title, grade received in completed course, then each syllabus with content as stated above.)
The grade achieved in the completed course and documented in the student’s official transcript must be a “B” or above and the course must be taken within seven years of matriculation.