Online Ph.D. In Psychology Industrial Organizational Psychology

Ph.D. in Psychology – Admission Requirements

These requirements also apply to the Executive Certificate in Psychology.

  1. Apply online or call (800) 424-9596 to apply to a degree program with an Admissions Counselor.
  2. A non-refundable, non-transferable $50 application fee will be posted on the current application upon enrollment (waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required).
  3. Official college transcripts (sealed, unopened copies or via a direct electronic transcript system) showing a regionally or nationally accredited master’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA for admission in good standing. These transcripts must also show completion of 12 credit hours of undergraduate or graduate courses in general psychology, statistics, research methods, and 1 additional area of psychology. If these prerequisites were met at the undergraduate level, transcripts showing the bachelor’s degree information will also be required for admission.
  4. Contact information for 2 recommenders is required (approved recommenders are the student’s former college professors or supervisors).
  5. Statement of Purpose is required (1,000-1,500 words, double spaced).
  6. Departmental approval is required.
  7. Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or an approved alternate test of English proficiency: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP). Applicants must earn a minimum score of 80 on the Internet-based TOEFL, a 3.9 on the iTEP, a 6.5 on the IELTS, or an equivalent score on an approved alternate test for all graduate degree programs. Applicants who have an earned degree from a college or university in the U.S. or other English-speaking country or school may have the TOEFL requirement waived by the Office of Graduate Admissions. Alternatively, applicants who successfully complete the levels of English-Second-Language (ESL) instruction indicated below at 1 of 2 schools will have the TOEFL requirement waived. Students will have their application held until transcripts from one of the below schools are received.
    • Level 6: Language Consultants International (LCI)
    • LEVEL 109: ELS Educational Services (ELS)
Preliminary Acceptance
Transcript Policies

Preliminary Acceptance

If you are sending in a preliminary transcript for acceptance, you must:

  • Be in your final term and planning to start your doctoral degree after the last day of class for your master’s degree
  • Submit a transcript to confirm that you are in your final term
  • Send in an additional, final official transcript with a conferral date on it by the end of your first semester of enrollment

Official College Transcript Policy

An acceptable official college transcript must be issued directly from the institution in a sealed envelope with a signature across the back. If you have one in your possession, it must meet the same requirements.


Liberty University Admissions Office Contact Information

Call:
(800) 424-9596

Fax:
(888) 301-3577

Email for questions:
luograd@liberty.edu

Email for sending documents:
luoverify@liberty.edu

Mail:
Liberty University Online Admissions Verification
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg, VA 24515


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