Admissions: PsyD in Leadership Psychology

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We welcome your application to the William James College PsyD in Leadership Psychology program. We enroll a cohort of new students into the Leadership PsyD program each fall and spring. A strong applicant is one who has demonstrated excellence in their academic preparation, dedication to their personal and professional development, and commitment to community service. Be sure to make a note of application deadlines and requirements. We encourage you to attend upcoming information sessionsconnect with student ambassadors, and to sign up for a virtual meeting or phone conversation with our Admissions Counselor, Julia Ogden, to learn more about the admission process.

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International Applicants

An international applicant, that is, neither a citizen nor a permanent resident of the U.S., must meet our regular admission requirements, as well as those listed below.

If written in a foreign language, all transcripts and other documents must be accompanied by an official English translation and certification of equivalency to the American education system. You can have both, the translation and equivalence certified by the World Education Service (WES). For detailed information visit

The Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Leadership Psychology Program supports Student visas only during compulsory annual residency periods. International students are not permitted to remain the U.S. between residencies periods and are required to apply for a new Student visa every year. Tourist visas are NOT appropriate for attendance in compulsory annual residencies.

International applicants must provide a copy of their visa when they arrive for a residency period.

After acceptance of the admission offer, non-permanent resident international students who qualify will receive a Foreign Student Certification of Finances (FSCF) form which must be submitted by every student who does not hold a permanent resident (immigrant) visa in the United States. Because international students are ineligible to borrow Federal student aid, and private loans may be difficult to obtain, a completed FSCF form is required by US Regulation from every student to confirm that all necessary financial supports are secured for the duration of study. Only after this certification is sufficiently submitted the Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status INS I-20 form will be issued. International applicants must plan and secure funding sources for the length of their stay in the U.S. before applying. This includes living expenses, health insurance and travel. Once enrolled, there are no opportunities to earn income through employment in or outside campus. To review estimated program costs please click here.

Transfer of Credit: PsyD in Leadership Psychology

The Leadership Psychology PsyD is a 98-credit, 4-6 year program. Admission requires that the applicant already possess a 30-credit equivalent master’s degree from an accredited institution, leaving 68 credits to complete at William James College. Prior master’s degrees may be in any field from an accredited institution. If a student has attended another doctoral program and the syllabi match courses in this program that have been completed in the last seven years, up to 12 credits may be accepted upon approval of the Program Director. If you have any questions, please contact the Program Director, Dr. Suzanne Devlin, at

You may submit this form for each course you wish to have considered for transfer only if/when you have been offered admission to the program.