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Admission Requirements

Minimum Requirements

Grounded in social justice, our program is committed to evaluating applications holistically based on students’ capacity to contribute to the study and practice of clinical psychology. 

Students who wish to apply to the PsyD program must meet minimum graduate admission requirements. 

  1. A baccalaureate or professional degree (or equivalent foreign credential) from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, earned by the expected date of entry
  2. Completion of 18 semester units with "B" or better in the following courses 
    Required prerequisite courses:  
    • General or Introductory Psychology 
    • Abnormal Psychology 
    • Research Methods or Statistics
    • Remaining units may be in other areas of social science 
      Note: Courses may be taken at a variety of institutions
  3. Minimum 3.0 cumulative grade-point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale for undergraduate work. If your GPA does not meet the minimum requirement—or if you believe that your GPA is not a valid indicator of your ability—you may submit an application, and provide a brief statement (no more than one page) explaining circumstances or limitations that affected your GPA 

Application Components & Process 

All PsyD applicants are responsible for submitting the following: 

Please note: the PsyD program currently does not accept transfer credits from other graduate programs or institutions.

For Questions or Assistance

For questions or assistance related to the graduate application process, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions by phone: 213-477-2800 or via email:


The MSMU PsyD Clinical Psychology program meets the graduate education requirements in the state of California for licensure as a psychologist. Students seeking licensure in another state should contact the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards for licensure requirements. For more information, please contact or 213-477-2658.