Apply to PsyD

PsyD Students

KCU-Kansas City

Thank you for your interest in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral program at Kansas City University. Apply NOW for the Fall 2023 semester! 

Your completed application must contain the following:


An applicant resume should include any relevant information or activities pertaining to: education, work/employment, extra-curricular activities, community service, leadership roles and shadowing hours (if applicable). You will upload your resume from the application portal.


All coursework taken at a college or university must be submitted for review. Unofficial copies of transcripts are acceptable for reviewing purposes. Students who are then accepted and plan to matriculate at KCU will need to submit all official transcripts from any college or university attended. These should be submitted electronically, if available, to KCU from each institution. If electronic transcripts are not available, your college may mail them directly to: KCU Office of Admissions, 1750 Independence Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64106.

Three Letters of Recommendation

Submit three letters of recommendation written by faculty members or colleagues who can speak to your potential for academic success in a doctoral program. Two of the letters must be from professionals in the Psychology field. Letters must be dated no more than two years prior to KCU entry. Letters may be emailed directly to KCU at, through, Interfolio, Virtual Evals, or mailed to KCU Office of Admissions, 1750 Independence Ave, Kansas City, MO 64106. Electronic submission (email) is preferred. Letters of recommendation should not be handled by the applicant; the letter writer should submit letters on the applicant’s behalf through any of the ways listed above. 

Test Scores

Applicants must submit a Graduate Records Examination (GRE) General test or the GRE Psychology Subject Test. KCU’s school code for the GRE is 6182. For entry to the class starting in 2023, tests must be taken no earlier than May 2020.

Optional Video Submission

Prepare a two-minute video describing how you came up with your example of grit in your essay. Why are these examples important to you? Use this opportunity to show off your interpersonal and communication skills. Submit by emailing your video. Be sure to include your name as the title of the video so we can match with your application file.

Advanced Standing Application

In order to request Academic Standing, you must first be accepted into the PsyD program. You may then apply internally by June 1st or six weeks prior to the start of the semester.

For more information visit the PsyD requirements page.