The Clinical Science Program is especially interested in receiving
applications from individuals who have previous research experience.
Students with a strong motivation and interest in research, as well as
some undergraduate experience in research, fit well with the program.
Familiarity with computers, and the ability to use statistical software
packages for data analysis, facilitate students' progress in the
program. Although not required, a background in Psychology is helpful,
especially courses in Research Design and Statistics.
Scores on the Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytic (Written) sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are required. The Psychology Subject GRE is highly recommended. If the Psychology Subject test score is not submitted with your application, you will likely need to submit a score by the end of the first year.
The application on the Graduate College website requires a personal essay,
which should describe your interest in clinical psychology, your
research interests, and your fit with the program and with a particular
faculty mentor or mentors. You are also asked to submit your GRE scores, transcripts, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation.