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The following documents are required in order to process your application to the Department of Psychology, School of Behavioral Health, Loma Linda University. Please note that all required documents must be received by the School of Behavioral Health by December 31!

  • Signed and completed online application form.
  • Application fee.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended.
  • Three letters of recommendation submitted online (preferably from current or previous instructors).
  • GRE scores (within 5 years)
  • TOEFL scores (foreign applicants).
    • Please complete one online application for the doctoral degree of your choice.
    • Complete the online application form. Be sure to include all information requested and a photograph. You may also provide additional information that you feel would be useful in evaluating your qualifications.
    • Again, do not mail your correspondence to any other department, program, or school as it may cause delay in the processing of your application.

Transcripts only should be mailed to (School Code 4062):

Admissions Processing
Loma Linda University
11139 Anderson St.
Loma Linda, CA  92350

Letters of recommendation on letterhead can be mailed to:

School of Behavioral Health Dean's Office
11065 Campus St., Griggs Hall 217
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA  92350

E-mail admissions.sbh@llu.edu
Phone 909-558-8722
Fax 909-558-0908

Requirements For Admissions

In addition to Loma Linda University and School of Behavioral Health and the Faculty of Graduate Studies admissions requirements, the following minimum criteria are preferable to be considered for a pre-admission interview:

  • A bachelor's degree in psychology or a related discipline.
  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale or a master’s degree GPA of 3.3 or higher from a regionally accredited graduate program.
  • Verbal and quantitative scores, Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test: The sum of the GRE verbal and quantitative percentile rankings must equal or exceed 100, and neither percentile ranks can be below the 35th percentile. Only the most current GRE scores are admissible (exam must have been taken within the last 5 years and the most recent dated exam will be considered). The GRE psychology subject examination is not required.
  • Writing assessment, GRE general test: The GRE analytical writing section score must equal 4.0 or higher.
  • Structured pre-admission interview by invitation: The psychology department requires a structured pre-admissions interview.
  • Recommendation letters: Three letters of recommendation from professionals unrelated to the applicant and qualified to assess the applicant’s potential for graduate education. A minimum of two letters are preferred from current or previous professors.

Any exceptions to the established GPA and GRE minimum criteria, or any other admissions criteria, are made at faculty discretion and grounded on faculty’s overall assessment of the applicant and his/her credentials (e.g., demonstrated record of scholarship and/or specialized research training, strength of the applicant’s prior academic training /institution, strength of applicant’s letters of recommendation, and previous clinical experience).  

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