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Admissions

Requirements

For more information about the application process and to download required forms, please read this separate word document (Word). Note that Applications are due December 1st.

Additionally, those interested in applying to graduate school in Clinical Psychology should first read this fact sheet from the Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology (CUDCP) (PDF).

In the typical year, the program receives over 100 applications. We conduct a screening of completed applications and make an initial selection of promising applicants based on a composite of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, undergraduate Grade Point Average, research and clinical interests reflected in the Personal Statement, and letters of reference. To ensure adequate preparation for entering our strongly research-oriented program, we favor applicants with successful undergraduate coursework in science and mathematics. Grade point averages below 3.3 and GRE scores beneath the 50th percentile often result in rejection. See Student Admissions, Outcome and Other Data (PDF) for more information on the qualifications of our incoming students. In some cases, low scores are offset by other strengths in the application, and applications are rarely rejected purely based on low grades or scores alone. As part of our ongoing efforts to increase diversity in our program, we particularly encourage minority-group students to apply.

Applicant interests and career objectives are also quite important, because they provide the basis for matching students to potential research advisors. First-rank applicants are selected by faculty and invited to spend a day on campus to meet faculty and graduate students and to be shown around our facilities. In most years, we admit 3 to 5 students; the actual number varies depending on factors such as University support and the availability of a suitable faculty advisor for each student. The 22 students currently in the clinical training program represent a wide range of ages and geographical areas.