All prospective students are required to complete the online application form.
An official, certified copy (English translation) of all college transcripts.
Official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) verifying a minimum score of 550 for full-standing admission or a score of 500-549 for conditional admission. An Internet-based score of 79 or above is required for full-standing and a score of 61-78 is required for conditional admittance. ** Applies to International Students only.
Students who have obtained previous graduate education in a country other than the U.S. or Canada must have certified English translations of foreign school transcripts reviewed by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services in a course-by-course evaluation. Transcripts must demonstrate that a student has attained a minimum of the equivalent of a graduate degree from an accredited institution in order to be admitted to the doctoral program. Once an international student has been officially admitted, the Academy expressly reserves the right to mandate English as a second language (ESL) instruction until reasonable mastery of the English language has been attained.
Statement of Available Funds
Statement of Available Funds (see Issuance of a Certificate of Eligibility) (resident students only).
A Qualifying Essay in narrative form. This essay must be well organized and neatly typed. It will be used to judge the student’s ability to write at a level appropriate to doctoral work and must include the following:
A brief biographical sketch; and an explanation of why the student wants to enter the Academy’s doctoral degree program. In addition, the essay must be written in accordance with guidelines set forth in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (most recent edition) or Concise Rules of APA Style (most recent edition). For more information, go to http://www.apa.org. Qualifying Essays are generally 5-7 pages in length. Essay should be saved as a .doc file and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the Writer’s Guide for the Qualifying Essay for further instructions and guidelines.