You may only apply online. Applicants should apply to only one of the two programs offered: School Psychology or Clinical Psychology.

The Clinical PsyD & School PsyD Programs share a common deadline of December 1, 2021 for admisisons entering Fall 2022.

Application fee: Currently $70.00. Payment can be made by mailing in a check or online with credit card.

  • Official transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended can be sent electronically or mailed in a sealed envelope.
    • If sending electronically, please send them to: (recommended)  
    • Because of back-logged registrars’ offices, applicants are advised to upload unofficial transcripts with their applications. However, it is expected official transcripts will be sent, as well.
  • "3" Completed Letters of Recommendation must be sent electronically. Letter writers will not receive an email to upload the letter until you submit your application. 
  • Please submit a personal statement describing your experiences related to, and your commitment to, pursuing a career in professional psychology and a doctoral degree. 
    • Page length: 1.5-2 pages approximately 750 – 1000 words. Must be sent electronically.
  • School PsyD Program: For the 2022 admissions process (incoming class of 2022-2023), the School Psychology PsyD program will NOT require the general and will NOT consider them as part of any application package (i.e., the application process will not have you submit or forward scores).
  • Clinical PsyD Program: For the 2022 admissions process (incoming class of 2022-2023), the Clinical Psychology PsyD program will NOT require the general nor Psychology GREs and will NOT consider them as part of any application package (i.e., the application process will not have you submit or forward scores).
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is also required of all foreign applicants whose native language is not English. The TOEFL requirement may be waived for applicants who can present sufficiently compelling evidence of their abilities in English
  • Resume
  • Indicate the program to which you are applying.

NOTE: Admission application materials should be sent directly to

Offices of Graduate and Professional Admissions

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey


65 Davidson Road

Piscataway, NJ 08854

For admission

Application deadline

GRE scores can not be earlier than Clinical & School Psychology PsyD program will NOT require the general nor Psychology GRE for 2022 admissions process (incoming class of 2022-2023)

Sept 2020

Jan 9, 2020

Jan 2014

Sept 2021

Jan 9, 2021

Jan 2015

Sept 2022

Dec. 1, 2021

Jan 2016


General Admission Qualifications

Consideration for admission into any of the Psy.D. programs requires a bachelor's or master's degree, preferably with a major in psychology; an excellent scholastic average; scores from both the Graduate Record Examination general test and the psychology subject test (clinical only); favorable recommendations from at least three persons who know the academic and personal qualifications of the applicant; and appropriate statements from the applicant as stated on the application form. Requests for admission interviews are too numerous to honor. However, the admissions committee may invite applicants for an interview after the initial screening of written applications. 

Notifications of decisions are sent to all applicants on or about April 1.

Students entering the programs at GSAPP need not have majored in psychology. However, they are generally expected to have taken the main courses for an undergraduate major in the field. Prior to entering the program, students must have taken courses covering the following areas: introductory psychology, statistics, abnormal psychology, and the biological bases of psychology. Students also should have taken at least one and preferably two courses in the following areas: cognitive psychology; psychology of perception, conditioning, and learning; developmental psychology; psychology of personality; and social psychology. We prefer that one of the above-listed courses have a laboratory component. Both clinical and school psychology programs welcome applications from Rutgers students who are properly prepared with good academic records and references.

We do not provide feedback about a prospective applicant’s undergraduate curriculum to determine whether applicants meet any of the above criteria. During the admissions process, each applicant will be asked to describe how they have met each criteria, or will meet each criteria, prior to matriculation in any doctoral program. It will be up to each candidate to describe how their prior coursework meets the content requirements above. During the interview process or once an applicant is offered admissions, the program will give feedback to individual students.

For questions about a specific program, please click on the program desired below:
For complete details about the programs offered and admission, please see the GSAPP Catalog.