Admissions Roadmap

All Doctor of Psychology application materials must be received by December 1 of the year prior to beginning the program. Roosevelt considers each applicant on an individual basis and seeks diversity in ethnic and cultural background, education and life experience, and sexual orientation.

  • December and January: Clinical faculty review all applications.
  • Mid-January-February: The program extends invitations for individual interviews. You must complete an interview to be considered.
  • February-April: Admission offers made on a rolling basis, including any graduate assistantships and scholarships.  


  • Applications can be completed entirely online.
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities in the United States. Generally, admitted students have an undergraduate GPA of 3.4 or higher. 
  • Required course work: Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology and either Research Methods or Statistics. Missing prerequisites may be completed at Roosevelt University but will not count toward your degree.
  • Curriculum vitae (CV). Like a resume, the CV details relevant educational, professional, research and clinical experiences.
  • Personal Statement: The personal statement should demonstrate a clear, well-articulated understanding of the expectations and responsibilities of graduate training in clinical psychology, strong career motivation, and career plans.
  • Three letters of recommendation. References should be psychologists, professors or other related professionals who can write about your academic, clinical, research or interpersonal skills.
  • Interview.
  • The GRE requirement is waived for the 2023-24 application.
    $40 Application Fee.

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Financial Opportunities and Resources  


Roosevelt offers graduate scholarships to all qualified applicants who have an outstanding academic record.

Graduate assistantships

All PsyD students are automatically considered for graduate assistant positions. Graduate assistants have research or administrative responsibilities. Graduate assistants are expected to work up to 6- 17 hours per week, depending on your placement. 

The Graduate Assistantship provides tuition for up to 18 semester hours per academic year (36-hour maximum) including the summer semester, as well as a full-time stipend ($5,200) for fall and spring semesters. A limited number of graduate assistantships are available to students during their first year in the program only.  Typically, we offer half-time Graduate Assistantships which provides for a half-tuition waiver and a stipend ($2,600) in the fall and spring semesters of the first year, and one-third Graduate Assistantship positions which provides for a one-third tuition waiver and a stipend ($1733) during the fall and spring semesters of your first year.

Work Study

If you’re eligible based on your FAFSA submission, you may work part-time at the university for up to $3,500 per academic year.

Teaching Fellowship program

After completing the master's degree requirements, you may teach undergraduate psychology courses with the guidance of the Instructor Development course.  Students in the instructor development program are designated as Teaching Fellows and receive compensation that aligns with University adjunct faculty.  

Policy Research Collaborative

The interdisciplinary institute supports transformative community research, consistent with our social justice mission. PsyD students can work with the center through graduate assistantships or apply for research assistantship.  Read more about the PRC.

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