Application deadline: January 1, 2020.
Applicants may only apply through PSYCAS. For information, please read “What is PSYCAS?” Applicants to the Psy.D. program at William Paterson University should NOT use the online WPUNJ Apply system. To receive full consideration, all application materials, including official transcripts, which have been verified in PSYCAS, official GRE score reports, and three (3) letters of recommendation must be complete in PSYCAS by January 1, 2020. We only review COMPLETE AND VERIFIED applications.
PLEASE NOTE: It may take several weeks or longer for all official transcripts to be received, processed, and verified by PsyCAS. Please start your application early, and request official transcripts and GRE score reports no later than Dec 1, 2019. The university is closed Dec 23, 2019-Jan 2, 2020 and will be unable to answer admissions or application questions during this time.
Applications for Fall 2020 will open September 12, 2019. To receive full consideration, all application materials, including all official transcripts verified in PSYCAS, GRE official score reports, and recommendation letters must be received by the deadline, January 1, 2020. It may take several weeks or longer for all transcripts to be received processed, and verified. We only review COMPLETE AND VERIFIED applications.
The admissions committee begins interviewing applicants in early February, typically the first Thursday and Friday in February.
Admissions decisions are based primarily on academic credentials (GRE, GPA), letters of recommendation, and the perceived "fit" between a student's interests, interests of the program, and the interests of the core faculty member(s). Our selection process was developed as a way of establishing a close working relationship between faculty and students early in the program. This selection process also represents a commitment by the faculty to the progress and success of each student we accept. You will be notified via email regarding the final admissions decisions. While we wish we could provide individual feedback about the status of each application, we are unable to due to the large volume of applications. To check the status of your application documents, please log in to your PsyCAS account.
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Graduate Assistantships: Graduate assistantship opportunities will be available to select students with outstanding credentials. The assistantships provide tuition waivers and a stipend. Click here for details.
Teaching: Students holding M.A. or M.S. degree in psychology or a related-field may apply to teach as adjunct faculty to gain undergraduate teaching experience starting in the second year. Adjunct faculty also partial tuition remission and financial compensation.
Grants: Please contact the program regarding research, clinical, or training grants that may be available for student support.
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