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.
***Application process update: Due to the coronavirus, the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences is waiving the GRE requirement for our graduate program. If you wish to apply without a GRE score, please enter a future GRE exam date into the application. It need not be a legitimate exam date. Entering a future exam date causes the system to finish your application and send it on to our review committee where it will receive full consideration.
If you are a Clinical Science Concentration applicant, please note: the Psychology Subject GRE is not required and will not be used for evaluation purposes during the admission process. However, it is helpful for fulfilling Clinical Science program requirements, and students who enroll in our program may choose to take the test any time before the end of their 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 transcripts, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation.