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Divine Mercy University Admissions 2020-2021, Requirement, Process & Deadlines

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Divine Mercy University is a Roman Catholic, privately-run university offering graduate and certificate programs in the field of psychology. Over 200 graduate students were enrolled in university, for Fall 2018, out of which 80% were full-time students.

  • University offers two masters and one doctoral program at the graduate level,
  • No undergraduate program is offered by the university.
  • International students are required to submit an IELTS or TOEFL score to demonstrate English proficiency.
  • University charges $55 application processing fee in which $35 audit fee is included.


Application Portal University Application
Application Fee$55
Mode of PaymentOnline, Check
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonFall, Spring, Summer
Admission DeadlineVaries with Program
English Proficiency RequirementIELTS/TOEFL
GRE ScoreRequired 

Divine Mercy University International Admission

Divine Mercy University offers admission in two schools: Institute for the Psychological Science and a Centre for Trauma Resiliency Studies. A certificate program in Spiritual Direction is also offered by the university.

Admission Requirements for International Students

  • Official transcripts of institutes previously attended
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • GRE scores are
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Letter of recommendations
  • Essay
  • An updated CV, along with work employment history

English Proficiency Requirement for International Students

International applicants, whose primary language is not English, need to submit TOEFL, or IELTS scores as proof of English proficiency. As prescribed by the university, the minimum required scores are given below:

TestMinimum Required Score
cBT: 250
pBT: 600
IELTS7.0 (6.0 in individual band scores)

Visa Process for International Students

  • For International applicants, Form I-20 visa is issued by the university
  • To receive the Form I-20, the following documents need to be submitted by the applicants:
    • Copy of their passport
    • Financial support proof
    • Bank statement.
  • After the completion of the application, applicants need to apply for F-1 or J-1 visa, and submit the form and pay application fees.
  • Post the interview, the visa will be granted.

Divine Mercy University Graduate Admission

Divine Mercy University offers two programs at the Masters level: MS in Counselling and MS in Psychology. A doctoral program in Clinical Psychology is also offered by the university.

Where to Apply: Course Application

Application Fee: $55

Admission Requirement:

  • Bachelors degree in relevant field
  • Resume
  • Recommendation letter
  • Interview

Here are a few program requirements:

CourseApplication PortalApplication DeadlineAcademic Requirements
MS in Counselling MS Counselling ApplicationEarly Application: Oct 30;
Regular: Dec 6
Minimum GPA of 3.0; One recommendation letter;
GRE score; CV; Interview; Essay
MS in Psychology MS Psychology ApplicationEarly Application: Oct 30;
Regular: Dec 1
GPA of 2.75 or higher OR GPA of 2.5 or above with GRE score;
Two recommendation letter; Statement of intent; CV
Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical PsychologyPsy.D. Clinical Psychology ApplicationEarly Application: Nov 1;
Regular: Jan 13
Minimum GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate OR GPA of 3.5 in graduate;
GRE score; Three recommendation letters; Interview; CV; Essay

Transcripts submitted by international students must be evaluated and approved by NACES. University requires a course by course evaluation of foreign transcripts along with english translation. English proficiency scores should not be older than two years.

Students are recommended to submit a resume with the following information:

  • Full employment history (since last ten years or since high school graduation)
  • Full educational history from high school
  • Professional activities related to the desire to seek graduate education, in the mental health field
  • Additional educational pursuits that are non degree-seeking in nature
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