The AUS PsyD program values candidates with academic, clinical, professional, and interpersonal promise along with a commitment to cultural competency and social justice. Academic promise is assessed by past academic performance (BA GPA of 3.0 or above) and standardized tests (GRE scores), as well as by graduate GPA, recommendation letters, and the quality of essay writing.
Approximately two thirds of our applicants have bachelor’s degrees and one third have master’s degrees. While candidates with psychology degrees are preferred, there have been successful candidates with degrees in medicine, law, business, and associated human services. The mix of novice and experienced clinicians add to the academic richness of our program.
Admission Requirements/How to apply
- Completed online admissions application.
- A Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution is required. with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 may be considered and must submit a letter explaining the reasons for their low GPA as well as what has changed that would assist them in pursuing a graduate program. Submit official transcripts from ALL colleges/universities you have attended to the Admissions Office. Transcript evaluations are required for all coursework completed outside of the U.S. or Canada (except Quebec). See the Transcript Evaluation section on International Students webpage for details.
- Prerequisite Courses
Completion of the following prerequisite courses with a grade of B or better. All academic work must have been completed within the last ten years at a regionally accredited institution. Applicants with an undergraduate degree in Psychology from regionally accredited institutions are exempt from Abnormal Psychology and Developmental Psychology requirement. Introduction to Statistics is required of all applicants. Pre-requisite courses must be fully completed at the time of application submission.
- Abnormal Psychology
- Developmental Psychology
- Introduction to Statistics
- Two recommendation letters are required. Use the online application form to enter the names and email addresses of your recommenders. Your recommenders should include people who can best assess your capabilities and readiness to enter a graduate clinical training program. These include social science instructors that you may have had in college as well as professionals who have provided supervision of work you have been involved in a helping role with people in a mental health, social service, or educational setting. Recommendation letters from friends, relatives, or personal therapists are not acceptable.
- Résumé/Curriculum Vitae (CV). Documentation of relevant professional and volunteer experience, professional affiliations, publications, and licensure.
- GRE test (must have been taken within the last 5 years.)
- Admission Essay. Submit a typewritten, double-spaced, one to two-page (between 250 and 500 words) response to each question and clearly number your response for each question.
- In what ways has your academic and practical experience prepared you for becoming a clinical psychologist? What do you see as your potential strengths and areas of growth as a clinical psychologist?
- In what ways has your life history and personal experience contributed to your desire to become a clinical psychologist?
- Have you engaged in your own personal counseling/therapy? If so, in what ways do you see this as an important component of becoming an effective clinical psychologist?
- Why do you wish to attend Antioch for your doctoral study? What will be your areas of greatest challenge in undertaking doctoral study at this time? What forms of support will you use to meet those challenges?
- Select applicants may be invited to participate in an in-person interview with faculty.
All admission application supporting materials, transcripts, essays, etcetera, should be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to the:
Antioch University Seattle
2400 3rd Avenue, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98121
|Quarter||Complete Admission File Deadline*||Classes begin|
|Fall 2021||December 1, 2020||October 4, 2021|
|Fall 2022||December 1, 2021||October 3, 2022|
|* Complete admission files (all required documents) received after the deadline date may be considered if space is still available.|
If you are accepted into the program, you must submit a non-refundable enrollment deposit of $500, due within three weeks of acceptance to the program. Once paid, the fee will reserve a space in the program and will be applied to your first quarter’s tuition.
AUS PsyD Transfer Policy
Students wishing to transfer into the doctoral program in clinical psychology must follow the procedures and meet the criteria outlined below:
- Students wishing to apply to transfer must seek approval of the PsyD Program. Transfer students must meet all admission criteria. Transfer requests will be considered throughout the school year, admission will occur only in Fall.
- Transfer applicants must be students in good standing at an APA-approved doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology. Only a grade of B or better will be accepted for advanced standing credit if the institution uses a traditional graded system of evaluation.
- Transfer applicants must submit a non-refundable application fee prior to a review of their application and graduate records.
- Transfer applicants must submit syllabi from their previous Doctoral Program that demonstrate an equivalent course. Equivalency is defined as one that shares at least 75 percent of the current content and readings with a PsyD Program course.
- The PsyD Program will work with transfer students to determine a viable curriculum that enables them to enter the doctoral program as efficiently as possible. No waiver or transfer credit will be granted for clinical training experience.
- Transfer students are required to spend a minimum of three years, full-time, on-site at Antioch Seattle, plus one year of Internship. Prior to this, it may also be necessary for transfer students to assume part-time status in order to complete courses that enable them to enter into our developmental curriculum.
|PsyD in Clinical Psychology|
|Cost per Credit||$932|
|Full-Time Credits per Quarter||12|
|Total Program Credits||140|
A majority of AUS students finance their education through some form of financial aid. You may not be sure which federal, state, public and private aid packages – such as loans, scholarships, and grants—are right for you. Our staff is here to help you, so you can focus on what’s most important: beginning your academic program at AUS.