Clinical Psychology Requirements - Los Angeles Campus


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c/o The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
350 N Orleans ST STE 1050
Chicago, IL 60654-1822

Students applying to the Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology program must submit the following:

  • Application
  • Application Fee: $50
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Essays - Please answer the following two questions on separate sheets of paper (approximately 500 words each).
    • In your role as a clinical psychology student, you are likely to work and study with people from many backgrounds. Tell us what will be some of the challenges for you studying with people different from yourself, and what you would contribute in your interactions with them.
    • Many people choose Clinical Psychology as a career because they are interested in helping other people. Please tell us additional reasons, other than helping people, why you would like to be a clinical psychologist.
  • Official College/University Transcripts
    • Students must submit official transcripts from all schools where degrees have been earned. Official transcripts may be sent directly from the institution or with your application for admission as long as they are official, sealed, and signed across the envelope flap when they arrive.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
    • Appropriate recommendations are from professors and/or supervisors from significant work or volunteer experiences, who can appraise your academic or professional performance. Letters should arrive in a sealed envelope, signed across the seal.
  • Official GRE Scores
    • You must arrange for your official GRE scores to be sent to the school - our school code is 1119.
    • Students who have yet to take the GRE examination should contact GRE at www.GRE.org to register for an exam date.
    • Students who have taken the test within the last five years should contact GRE at www.GRE.org or 1-888-GRE SCORE, to have their scores forwarded directly to the school.
  • Previous Coursework
    • 18 hours of psychology credit with earned grade of C or better, including one course in each:
      • Child/Human Development or Lifespan
      • Abnormal Psychology
      • Statistics 

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