Applicants must provide the following information for admission to Capella programs and specializations.
*Applicants to the PsyD Clinical Psychology Bachelor’s Entry
specialization must have a bachelor’s degree in psychology or a
related field with a minimum 3.0 degree-conferred GPA. They will
also be assessed on professionalism and academic fit to the program
as determined by the school.
Those who apply to the PsyD Clinical Psychology Master’s Entry specialization must have a master’s degree in psychology or a related field with a minimum 3.0 degree-conferred GPA. They will also be assessed on professionalism and academic fit to the program as determined by the school.
Preferred references include psychologists, psychiatrists, psychology faculty, psychology or clinical mental health supervisors. Letters from peers or coworkers are not accepted. Each letter should be on letterhead and signed, referencing your full name and program of interest, and should include the following points:
This statement should describe your interest in becoming a professional psychologist, including your goals, objectives, and plans as they pertain to obtaining a doctoral degree. You should discuss the way in which you intend to utilize that degree after graduation. You should also address how additional education, beyond your current credentials, will help you to meet your goals.
You are asked to produce one statement that represents your best writing efforts:
Your professional résumé or curriculum vitae must be prepared specifically for this application in Microsoft Word and should demonstrate career progression, leadership and overall achievements. The up-to-date résumé should cover:
The résumé should have a professional, easy-to-read appearance and be checked for spelling errors.
You are considered an international applicant if you completed your
highest degree outside of the U.S., regardless of where you currently
live. International applications include all U.S. citizens and
non-U.S. citizens who have completed their most recent academic
coursework, degree, or credential at an institution outside the
In addition to the above admission requirements, you will need to submit these materials:
Learn more about international student admissions.