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For the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology

Application to the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology requires completion of the Graduate School’s Application for Admission, as well as the separate application for the Psychology Department (see #2, below). All materials should be returned to the address listed below.

Deadline: December 1st in the year of applying

All applications require the following:

  1. Application for Admission (contains Application and Statement of Purpose)
    • ONE electronically-submitted online application OR ONE completed, signed and dated copy of our paper application. Please note the difference in application fees below.
    • Online Application
    • Paper Application (PDF)
  2. Psychology Program Application Form
  3. Non-refundable Application Fee
    • Graduate school application fee: for online applications: $65.00; for paper applications: $75.00 US.
    • Applications will not be processed or reviewed until the application fee has been received. The Graduate School accepts Discover, MasterCard & VISA credit/debit card payments by calling our office at 207.581.3219. Checks and money orders made payable to The University of Maine are also accepted if they are drawn on a United States Bank and are in U.S. dollars.
  4. Official Transcripts
    • ONE official transcript of all previous college or university work needs to be sent directly from the previous institutions to The University of Maine Graduate School.
  5. Letters of Recommendation
    • THREE current Letters of Recommendation need to be sent directly from your referees to the Graduate School. Referees should be faculty members or others who are well acquainted with you and who can address your success in graduate education. Recommenders can submit letters electronically or paper letters accompanied by our Recommendation Form. Paper letters should be signed and sealed by the referees, with their signature or initial across the back.
    • Electronic Letters of Recommendation (must be started by the applicant). Applicants may request Online Letters of Recommendation using the online application and have their recommenders send Letters of Recommendation via email to
    • Recommendation Form (PDF)
    • Recommendation Form for paper letters (PDF)
  6. Graduate Exam Scores (GRE)
    • Official score reports from the appropriate graduate examination need to be sent directly from the testing center.
    • UMaine’s GRE Institution Code: 3916.
    • Please note: the advanced test in Psychology is NOT required.
  7. International Applicants
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): All international applicants are required to submit official TOEFL score reports sent directly from ETS, unless they have received a degree from an English speaking institution. The Graduate School requires a minimum score of 550 PBT/213 CBT/79 IBT on the TOEFL for regular admission, 580 PBT/237 CBT/ 92 IBT to hold a teaching assistantship. International applicants who do not show adequate English proficiency may be admitted provisionally but will be required to enroll in the University’s Intensive English Institute for one or more semesters. The charge for English language classes is in addition to academic tuition charges.
    • UMaine’s TOEFL Institution Code: 3916
    • ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE IN ENGLISH. Only official/notarized translations are acceptable. World Education Services and other companies provide professional transcript evaluation services.

All materials should be sent to:
The Graduate School
University of Maine
42 Stodder Hall
Orono, ME 04469-5755

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