PsyD Application Essay Questions
Please respond to the following two essay questions. The word limit for both essays combined is 1500 words.
*Please upload one document including both essay responses to your online application.
Describe someone you know, other than a parent, about whom you have strong ambivalent, conflicting, or negative feelings. Describe the person in such a way that s/he “comes alive” for the reader. How do you understand your reactions to this person? That is, what is it in you that makes you react as you do?
What life experiences have most influenced your decision to pursue graduate study in psychology? Excluding the wish to help others or contribute to society, what personal motives underlie your interest in psychology? (Do not use this essay to describe your credentials or professional experience. This question is about your personal motives and requires a degree of self-disclosure. Describe your credentials and work experience in your CV or resume.)