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West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Department of Psychology

West Chester, PA

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West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Overview

West Chester University of Pennsylvania / Department of Psychology is located in West Chester, PA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Psychology Industrial/organizational psychology
Master of Arts (MA) Psychology General psychology
Doctor of Psychology (Psy D) Clinical psychology
(Certificate) Industrial/organizational psychology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 47

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Year-long pre-doctoral internship

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

125
Applied
78
Accepted
42
Enrolled
62%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline Not reported May 15th No
Spring deadline Not reported October 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 overall, psychology 3.25; three letters of reference
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or graduate 3.3; three letters of reference; curriculum vitae; completion of courses (at the undergraduate level) in abnormal/clinical psychology, personality, research methods, and statistics; professional goals statement

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

84
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.76%
Black or African American 10.71%
White or Caucasian 78%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.38%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.57%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (32%)
Female (67%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Child and adolescent mental health, trauma, stress, coping and resilience, preventative interventions workplace stress, organizational leadership, eating disorders, several other areas including diversity, cognition, and animal behavior
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address University Avenue and High Street
West Chester, PA  19383
United States
Contact Dr. Sandra Kerr
Chairperson
Email: skerr@wcupa.edu
Phone: 610-436-2945

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