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Admission Requirements

Candidates for admission will satisfy the following requirements:
  • A bachelor’s degree from a college or university approved by the Council on Higher Education and/or by the corresponding regional accrediting agencies.
  • At least 15 credits in Psychology at the bachelor’s level including de following courses:
Course Credits
General Psychology 3
Developmental Psychology   3
Statistics                                                 3
Abnormal Psychology  3
Experimental Psychology or Research Methods 3
  • Submit an official transcript of all college level work completed and of all graduate courses taken. Failure to submit transcripts of any graduate or undergraduate work is considered a serious offense.
  • A minimal GPA of 3.00 in the last two years of undergraduate degree.
  • Results within the mean on the “Examen de Admisión a Estudios Postgraduados” (EXADEP) or in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Two letters of recommendation from professors and or professionals familiar with the candidate’s performance in academic and work settings.
  • Certificate of good conduct from the Police Department.
     

Transfer of Credits Policy

PSM will acknowledge prior academic learning experiences earned by students applying for admission to its PhD. program. The following principles will apply in considering courses for transfer;

  I.  Most of the courses to be transferred from other institutions will serve to satisfy the elective requirements of the program.

  II.The maximum amount of credits to be transferred is 24.

  III. Students with prior graduate work in a field outside mental health may obtain credit for up to 18 credits depending on the nature of the program attended and the courses taken.

  IV.  The following requirements will guide the evaluation process of those courses submitted for approval.

  • Courses need to be relevant to the field of Clinical/Professional Psychology

  • Course approved with at least a B grade are only considered for transfer.

  • It is the student’s responsibility to facilitate the course syllabus and the official catalog of the institution where the course (s) requested for transfer was/were taken.
     

The following courses will be considered for transfer from previous graduate work:

Courses Title
PSY 832 Social Bases of Behavior
PSY 527  History of Psychological Thought
PSY 625 Test Construction
PSY 524 Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior
PSY 652 Cognitive Assessment
PSY 681  Cognitive Assessment Laboratory
PSY 662  Cognitive and Cognitive -Behavioral Therapy
PSY 573  Ethics in Professional Psychology
PSY 655  Objective Personality Assessment
PSY 731  Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Diversity
PSY 766  Group Processes and Group Psychotherapy
PSY 717  Clinical Psychopharmacology
PSY 648 Psychopath Disorders Children and Adolescents
PSY 767  Family Therapy and Systemic Intervention
PSY 836  Psychology of Gender (Recommended Elective)
PSY 773  Supervision and Consultation
PHY 724  Cognitive Neurosciences
 

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