The admissions committee considers many variables. The entire set of credentials presented by the applicant is considered. However, a low standing on one criterion (e.g., grade point average [GPA], Graduate Record Examination [GRE] score) does not automatically mean rejection, nor does one very high standing on one criterion mean automatic acceptance. Students with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Applicants should see that the School of Psychology receives all application materials before the deadline date of December 1. Application materials can be mailed to:
School of Psychology
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45207-6511
Applicants from foreign countries or who completed their degree overseas are required to submit transcripts evaluated by World Education Service (WES), a financial statement, a sponsorship letter, and official TOEFL scores, as well as the other requirements outlined above.
Official test scores from the Graduate Student Exam (GRE) should be sent to Xavier University's institution code, 1965.
Students in the program are not automatically considered candidates for the doctoral degree. Only after successful completion of the first two years of the doctoral curriculum and being awarded the MA degree in psychology, students are admitted as candidates for the Psy.D. degree.
The following are guidelines for the transfer of graduate credit to the doctoral program.
Students accepted into the doctoral program, already holding a master's degree in a field akin to clinical psychology may be able to apply a portion of the previous graduate work toward the fulfillment of the doctoral degree requirements. The allowable number of transferable hours will vary; all accepted hours must come from courses that match the requirements of courses in the Psy.D. curriculum. In all cases a minimum of 75 hours of the required 117 must be completed at Xavier.
Petitions for transfer of credit will be granted with the recommendation of the School Chair and approval of the Dean of the College of Professional Sciences. Courses will be considered for transfer at a grade of B or higher. Courses taken more than six years prior to entering the doctoral program will normally not be accepted for transfer.
A limited number of graduate research, lab/teaching, and clinical assistantships are available. The School will award a one year graduate scholarship to an eligible Alpha Sigma Nu student. Applicants are encouraged to apply for graduate assistantships outside the School. For more information on these assistantships, contact the Graduate School office at 513-745-3360 or email email@example.com.