Step 1 Select a Program
You have chosen
Doctor of Psychology
Step 2 Review Important Information
A $25 application fee is required for all applications submitted before the priority deadline. Applications submitted after the priority deadline will be assessed a $50 application fee.
February 15th (No late applications accepted. Online application and all required documents must be submitted by February 15th)
Step 3 Submit Additional Supporting Documents
All documents listed below must be submitted in order to complete your application for admission. An admission decision will not be made until all required documents are received.
Send us your current professional Curriculum Vitae or Résumé.
Letters of Reference
Three letters of reference (note recommendation letters should include an appraisal of your ability to work in a significantly self-directed program at the doctoral level as well as your critical thinking, analytical, and communications skills. Referrals should include the writer’s address, telephone number and/or email, and their relationship to you.
Previous Clinical Experience
Please download and submit the Previous Clinical Experience Form. Previous experience includes employment, clinical volunteering, practica, and internships.
A one or two page autobiography (personal as opposed to professional) that highlights your strengths. We want to get to know you and have a sense of what strengths you will bring to the cohort.
Academic writing sample. APA format preferred.
An essay that addresses the following questions:
- What are your reasons for wanting a Psy.D. from APU at this time?
- What are your short and long term personal and professional goals? How do you see yourself contributing to the improvement of the community or larger society with the Psy. D.?
- Describe your abilities and desires regarding rigorous independent work within a cohort setting or model along with your plans to enter into the PsyD.
- Describe your plan to balance graduate school, work, and personal life should you be admitted to the program.
Official Final Transcript(s)
Alaska Pacific University will require official transcripts from the institution from which the applicant has earned the highest prior degree. Additional undergraduate transcripts may be required in the following instance(s): a large portion of credits were earned at more than one institution, an evaluation of pre-requisite course requirements, and/or if transferring in graduate credits.
Transcripts are considered official when received in an envelope that was sealed by the credit-awarding institution and arrive at APU unopened. Electronic transcripts are also accepted when sent directly to APU from the credit-awarding institution via a secured electronic transcript service. All official electronic documents must be sent to email@example.com.
Applicants who do not meet the standard admissions requirements for any given degree program, and who are subsequently denied admission, may complete an Admissions Appeal Form. This form may be obtained from the Office of Admissions. Completed appeals forms must be sent to the Office of Admissions who will then forward to the appropriate academic department for review. Once a decision has been made, the applicant will be notified in writing.
Once all completed applications are reviewed, a limited number of the most well-qualified applicants will be contacted for a personal interview.
Please submit all documents via one of the following methods:
Office of Admissions
Alaska Pacific University
4101 University Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
For admission purposes, an applicant will be considered and processed as an international student if they intend to enter the US or transfer from another US institution on an F-1 student visa. Before APU may provide supporting documents (Form I-20), the applicant must complete and submit the following in addition to standard application materials as noted above:
- Supplemental Application for International Admission
- Foreign credentials evaluation for all transcripts and/or degrees obtained outside the United States. For this purpose, APU recommends World Education Services (www.wes.org). Translation services may also be acquired through WES for transcripts not available in English.
- Official score report for the Test of English as a Foreign Language. For minimum score requirements, see university catalog. (Exemption from this requirement exists for applicants from countries wherein English is the predominate or officially recognized language.)
Step 4 Complete the Online Application
Please note you will need to create a new account to begin your online application. This new username and password is only for the application and will cease to be valid once you submit the completed application. An Admissions Counselor will contact you within a week after receiving your application to discuss any other documents necessary to complete your application.
Step 5 Wait for your Acceptance Decision
Each Graduate program requires admission to the University as well as to the program the student wishes to enter. Application documents are collected by the Admissions Office and then sent to the appropriate department for evaluation by the Program Director. When a decision is made regarding admission, the applicant will be notified by the Graduate Program Director and the Graduate Admissions Counselor.