The mission of the Psy.D. program, to develop professional psychologists who can deliver competent psychological services, is consistent with the University's mission. This mission is promoted by a caring community which integrates academic excellence and professional education and training for public service.
Baylor is committed to a policy of inclusiveness, understanding, and acceptance of all regardless of race and ethnicity (Student Handbook). Students are accepted in to the Psy.D. program without regard to their religious orientation.
It is the applicant's responsibility to make sure that all application materials are received by the Graduate School's Admissions Office by December 8th. All application materials and application fee must be submitted online to the Baylor Graduate School, which is separate from the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The most frequent causes of incomplete applications are lack of GRE scores and lack of sufficient references.
In reviewing applications, we look for a combination of academic ability and experience, clinical and/or research related experience, and the personality and social skills conducive to a successful career in professional psychology. All application information submitted is considered. Minimum requirements include 12 hours of psychology course work, an overall GPA of 2.7 and a major GPA of 3.0. Average scores for our newest incoming students (starting summer of 2017) are 3.78 GPA and 320 GRE (calculated). Prior graduate work is not required for this program. The submitted materials from each applicant are reviewed and approximately 30 candidates are invited to campus for interviews in mid-February. Travel costs are assumed by the applicant and the interview is required for admission. From the group interviewed on campus, approximately 6 students whose abilities and goals are judged to be most compatible with the goals of Baylor's Psy.D. Program are selected for admission. Psy.D. students begin the program during Summer II which typically starts at the beginning of July.