The Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) aims to provide
quality psychological education to bilingual students (English-Spanish)
with emphasis on Clinical Professional Psychology and to promote the
highest academic and moral standards of the psychological profession
while emphasizing educational and social needs of patients and the
The Program offers a five-year, 86 credits curriculum, including a
one-year internship. Classes are offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Puerto Rico residents: USD$364.00, non-Puerto
Rico residents: USD$414.00. Other annual fees apply.
Registration, orientation period and commencement of classes take place
Bachelorís degree (BS/BA)
Present evidence of the successful completion of a bachelorís degree
from a college level institution accredited by the PR Council of
Education or by a US accrediting organization with a minimum of 15
credits in psychology including the following courses:
Abnormal Psychology (Psychopathology)
GPA - 2.70 or above (on a
GRE minimum score of 279 or
EXADEP minimum score of 500, no more than five years old.
Submit the following
from all institutions attended (undergraduate and graduate)
Three letters of
recommendation written by professors or individuals familiar
with the applicantís professional work and skills using the
format provided with the application form.
Official scores of GRE
Certificate of No Penal
Record (Criminal Background Check)
USD$50.00 application fee
Applicants with masterís
degrees in Psychology, Psychiatric Nursing, Social Work, Counseling or
other mental health related fields, are accepted. The same admission
requirements still apply. Up to 24 credits may be transferred from other
graduate programs or from a masterís degree. The following requirements
will guide (but not restrict) the evaluation process of those courses
submitted for approval:
Courses need to be relevant
to the field of Clinical Psychology
The student must have
approved the course with a minimum of a ďBĒ grade.
The student must
demonstrate in an objective manner, or through formal written and/or
oral examination, that he/she has the skills expected of such
It is the studentís
responsibility to provide the course description from the official
catalog of the institution in which the courses were taken.
PSMHS has a number of courses and practicum that are not substituted
with courses or practicum transferred from other institutions, unless
the student demonstrates specific competencies in such areas. However,
many of the elective courses may be waived based upon the number of
credits transferred. This will allow students who enter with a Masterís
degree to complete the academic portion of the program faster, allowing
them more time to work on their Dissertation or Case Study and with the
Upon acceptance, all students are required to submit the following:
Written confirmation of
acceptance and a non-refundable deposit of USD$100.00 to secure the
seat in the entering class.
Physical Exam (using a form
provided by Admissions Office)
Health Certificate from the
Department of Health of PR
Evidence of up to date
immunization record (must include Varicella, Td Adult, MMR and three
doses of Hepatitis B).
Policy on Technical Standards
Other documents will be
notified as pertinent.
When evaluating the applicants, the Admissions Committee selects the
best candidates applying. The Committee looks for accepting students of
integrity and maturity that show concern for others, leadership
potential, character, academic achievements, motivation, emotional
stability, evidence of research experience, interview reports, GRE or
EXADEP scores, letters of recommendation and an aptitude for working
How to Apply
Application for Admission to the PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology can
be downloaded or obtained personally at our Admissions Office.
Deadline to apply is March 15.
 ] The Clinical Psychology program of PSMHS was granted accreditation
by the American Psychological Association in the spring of 2004, five
years after accepting its initial group of students. The program adheres
to all quality standards of the Committee on Accreditation of the
American Psychological Association as published in the Guidelines and
Principles for Accreditation of Programs in Professional Psychology.
Additional information about the programís accreditation status may be
obtained from the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation,
American Psychological Association, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC
20002-4242. Phone: 202-336-5979 TDD/TTY: 202-336-6123. Fax: 202-336-5978