Admissions & Financial Aid:Chicago
Admission requirements are as follows:
A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or an appropriately certified foreign institution.
A grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0).
A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, “English Language Proficiency Policy .”
Completion of an interview with a member of the program Admissions Committee.**
All applications for admission must be submitted to the Admissions Department. An admissions representative is available to help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:
Completed Application for Admission Form.
Application fee (Non-refundable, except in California and Arizona. In the state of Arizona, the application fee is refundable if the application is canceled within three business days of the applicant signing the Enrollment Agreement.).
Personal/professional goal statement with a self-appraisal of qualifications for the profession.
Current résumé (or career summary).
Three completed Applicant Recommendation Forms.
Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended.
* Admission to the MA in Clinical Psychology degree program does not guarantee admission to the PsyD in Clinical Psychology degree program. Students wishing to apply to the PsyD in Clinical Psychology degree program upon completion of the MA in Clinical Psychology degree program, must meet the admissions requirements for the PsyD in Clinical Psychology degree program, i.e., undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or combined GRE verbal and quantitative scores of a least 1000. See the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology degree program for the complete list of admission requirements.
** Out of state applicants to Argosy University, Hawai‘i may be given the opportunity to complete a telephone interview.
On very rare occasions, applicants with grade point averages below the stated admission requirements may be considered. All admission exceptions must be documented, recommended by the program admissions committee, and approved by the program chair.
Applications to Multiple Campuses
An applicant who wants to apply to more than one campus must complete a separate application and forward a full set of application materials to each campus.
Applications are accepted for fall admission.
All applicants will receive written notification of the Admissions Committee’s decision. Admissions Committee decisions are final and not subject to appeal. Accepted applicants are required to remit a non-refundable deposit of $500.00 by the date stipulated on the written notification to reserve a place in the entering class. This deposit will be applied toward the tuition of the student’s first semester. An applicant, if rejected, can reapply by following the reapplication policy.
To receive the Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology degree, the student must fulfill the degree requirements of the campus attended. Graduation requirements include:
Satisfactory completion of all requirements in the program of study
A minimum grade point average as defined by the campus of attendance
A completed Petition to Graduate submitted to campus administration
For more detailed information, refer to the program information published in the campus-specific program descriptions.