Special Instructions for Clinical Science Program Applicants

Admissions information for Fall 2024.  (Note: There are no comparable informational sheets for other Areas of the Psychology Department.)


Dear Applicant to the Graduate Program in Clinical Science:


This provides additional information about the Clinical Science Program’s philosophy of research training. Central to our philosophy of research training is the notion that Clinical Science Program graduate students should be involved in the process of learning about research during all years of their residence in our program. To facilitate research experience, each student is invited to join a faculty member’s research group upon admission. This mentorship provides new students with the opportunity to learn about the faculty member’s research area from close contact with the faculty member and his or her students. Although most students maintain that relationship beyond the first year, there is flexibility in choosing a research mentor and establishing other research relationships as one progresses through the program. Students also develop a training committee in their first year which consists of the mentor and one additional Clinical Science faculty member.


We strongly advise that you read the research descriptions of faculty posted on the website before completing your application. The following professors will be admitting new students for Fall 2024:

  • Keanan Joyner
  • Hedy Kober (she will join us in July 2024; read more about her work here)

After reading the research descriptions, please indicate on the application the Clinical Science Program faculty whose research best fits your interests. The list should be by order of preference and include a brief explanation. Please note that although a faculty member may be interested in mentoring a new student, all admissions decisions are made by the Admissions Committee, not by individual faculty members.


NOTE:  GRE scores have not been required by the Psychology Department since 2020. Neither scores from the GRE General nor Psychology subject tests will be considered in the application process.

NOTE: Because of the large number of applicants we are not able to answer individual inquires after the application deadline.  Please be assured that you will hear from us about the status of your application as soon as decisions have been made.