Candidates for admission will satisfy the following requirements:

  1. A bachelor’s degree from a college or university approved by the Council on Higher Education and/or by the corresponding regional accrediting agencies.
  2. At least 15 credits in Psychology at the bachelor’s level including de following courses:

    Course Title


    General Psychology


    Developmental Psychology  




    Abnormal Psychology 


    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.
  4. A minimal GPA of 3.00 in the last two years of undergraduate degree.
  5. Results within the mean on the “Examen de Admisión a Estudios Postgraduados” (EXADEP) or in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  6. Two letters of recommendation from professors and or professionals familiar with the candidate’s performance in academic and work settings.
  7. Certificate of good conduct from the Police Department.
  8. US$80 application processing fee (non-refundable).

Upon acceptance, all students are required to submit

  1. Written confirmation of acceptance and a non-refundable deposit of $100.00 to secure the seat in the entering class.
  2. Physical Exam (using a form provided by Admissions Office)
  3. Evidence of up to date immunization record (must include Varicella, Td Adult, MMR and three doses of Hepatitis B).
  4. Other documents will be notified as pertinent.

Transfer of Credits Policy

PHSU 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;

  1. Most of the courses to be transferred from other institutions will serve to satisfy the elective requirements of the program.
  2. The maximum amount of credits to be transferred is 24.
  3. Students with prior graduate work in a field outside mental health ma4y obtain credit for up to 18 credits depending on the nature of the program attended and the courses taken.
  4. The following requirements will guide the evaluation process of those courses submitted for approval.
  1. Courses need to be relevant to the field of Clinical/Professional Psychology
  2. 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:

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