What you need to apply

The following preparation is required for successful candidates for the Doctorate in Psychology program:

Academic Preparation

  • A minimum of 15 credit hours of psychology, including a course in statistics and biological psychology.
  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.20 for the last two years of undergraduate study is required.

Bachelor’s Degree

  •  Prior to matriculation, students must earn a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.


  • Graduate Record Examination Scores are required and must include Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing scores. The Advanced Psychology GRE is required only for those students who are not undergraduate Psychology majors or have a master’s degree in a non-psychology discipline.

  • GRE scores must be sent directly to Rosalind Franklin University from Education Testing Services (ETS).

Letters of Recommendation

  • Three letters of recommendation from former professors, or employers, familiar with the applicant's professional or educational capabilities.  
  • Two of these letters should come from faculty who have taught you in a class.


  • Official transcripts submitted from each college, university, and community college previously attended.

Computer Proficiency

  • Basic computer skills.