General Requirements for Graduate Degrees


Clinical Psychology, MS & PhD

Students will be admitted to the program only at the beginning of the Fall Semester. The CP program is designed for full‑time students only. 

All admission materials must be submitted by December 1. 

Admission Materials
  1. A graduate school application that can be electronically submitted
  2. A full set of undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  3. Three (3) letters of recommendation
  4. Verbal and quantitative GRE (Graduate Record Examination) scores and the GRE advanced subtest in psychology (subject test required for PhD program only).
  5. Foreign students must submit TOEFL scores (Test of English as a Foreign Language) unless student has a Bachelor's degree from a predominantly English-speaking country (check here for the official list). 
  6. Personal Statement.
  7. Departmental Questions.
Admission Requirements
  • An undergraduate and graduate grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4-point scale for the Ph.D. program, and higher than 3.0 for the MS program.
  • Three (3) favorable letters of recommendation. The recommendation form must be attached to all reference letters and may be submitted by the recommenders through the online application or mail. Download the Recommendation form pdf file if you plan to submit your letters by mail.
  •  A personal statement displaying an interest in the field of clinical psychology with a focus in psychiatric rehabilitation or health psychology.
  • Prior research experience is strongly recommended, but not required, for admission.
Undergraduate Prerequisites

Except in unusual circumstances students admitted to the program are expected to complete at least 15 credit hours in psychology.

Although there are no specific undergraduate course prerequisites for program entry, students without coursework in the following areas will likely be at a disadvantage when taking some of the required courses:

  1. Tests and Measurement
  2. Statistics
  3. Human Physiology or Physiological Psychology
  4. Abnormal Psychology

Students without preparation in these areas may be asked by their instructors to complete some remedial activity prior to enrolling in the graduate course (e.g., reading an undergraduate text or taking an undergraduate course).