Apply for the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

The Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA).

Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Voice: (202) 336-5979

More information about the APA can be obtained at

The program is also a member of the Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology (CUDCP).

To apply to this program, complete an application through the psychology common application PSYCAS.

This program is open to applications from those who hold an undergraduate degree in psychology or have taken the required number of psychology credits (18). The requirement of 18 undergraduate credits includes statistics and 15 additional credits, preferably introductory psychology, developmental psychology, experimental psychology, and social psychology.

Students are selected from a pool of academically qualified applicants who can contribute to the diversity of the student body. Students enrolled in the clinical psychology program come from diverse ethnic, cultural, individual and experiential backgrounds. Applications are encouraged from those identifying with cultural and/or individual areas of diversity, including (but not limited to) age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, language, national origin, race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.

Acceptance decisions are based on outstanding undergraduate and (where applicable) graduate academic performance, high scores on the General Test and Subject Test in Psychology of the Graduate Record Examination, evidence of scholarly activity such as publications and paper presentations, prior work experience, the personal statement, and letters of recommendation. The Psychology GRE is optional for those who majored in psychology as an undergraduate or attained an advanced degree in psychology.

The deadline for application for admission to the Ph.D. program is January 1.

This application should be used only to apply for the Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology. Your application to the Ph.D. Program will not be considered complete unless you submit the following through PSYCAS: all official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a personal statement, a CV, and official GRE aptitude and psychology test score reports..