Evaluation of Applications
The admission requirements represent the minimum standards. Meeting these minimum standards does not guarantee admission. Admission is a competitive process in which the faculty judge each applicant’s credentials with the goal of selecting those who are most qualified and represent the best fit with our Clinical Psychology program.
Student selection is based on review of application materials by the clinical psychology doctoral program faculty. Applicants are reviewed on six major criteria: (1) undergraduate grade point average and graduate grade point average (if applicable), (2) letters of recommendation, (3) statement of purpose, (4) maturity and interpersonal skills which are examined during individual and group interviews, (5) fit with the program, and (6) students’ backgrounds, experiences, or interests that contribute to the diversity of the program and the field of psychology. Consideration of fit includes factors such as the applicant’s goals and the program’s goals, research interests, and past volunteer and paid work experiences. We believe that the study and treatment of human experience is benefited by views from diverse walks of life. Therefore, we attempt to maintain a culturally diverse student body, broadly defined, and encourage applications from students with a variety of life experiences and those from under-represented groups.
Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data
Although it is impossible to predict admission decisions in advance, some sense of an applicant’s likelihood of being admitted can be gained from comparing qualifications with those of recently admitted students. Please note that the listed qualifications do not include factors such as fit with the program, relevant experience, letters of recommendation, and letter of intent. View our performance and outcome data for information regarding students that have been admitted to the program during past years. Outcome data for recent students are presented as well. Typical admitted students have GPAs of 3.7 and GRE scores of 157.
The Clinical Program Committee evaluates requests for transfer/waiver credit only after students have been accepted into the program.
Please note: We do not grant personal interviews to prospective applicants apart from the formal admission process.
Complete the online application via the Graduate College website. Application fees are $60 for domestic applicants and $95 for international applicants. If the application fee poses a financial hardship, please email the Director of Clinical Training (firstname.lastname@example.org) and provide a one paragraph explanation of the financial hardship before paying the application fee (select the “Pay by check” option when submitting your application materials). The admissions committee will consider all hardship requests. Fee waivers are not guaranteed but will be made based on need and available funding. Fee waiver requests must be received by 11/1/2021 in order to receive full consideration.