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.
The test scores for Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytic (Written) sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) will not be accepted as part of the application package this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. 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 program requirements, and students who enroll in our program may choose to take the test anytime 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.