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Admissions Information for the Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology

Admission into the clinical psychology program is competitive and based on the quality of the overall application. Students are only admitted into the program to begin in the  fall semester as full-time students.

Application Deadline

Applications received by February 15 will receive full consideration for financial aid. Applications received after this date may be considered. 

Admission Requirements

  • A minimum of 15 semester hours of undergraduate psychology course work, including introductory psychology, statistics and experimental psychology (or a two-course sequence in research methods in psychology).
  • A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.2 (or better) on a 4.0 scale, and an undergraduate grade point average of 3.2 (or better) in psychology course work is desirable. Successful applicants typically have a GPA higher than 3.2.

Application Requirements

Applicants should submit the following information in addition to completing the online application:

  1. Official academic transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities should be submitted directly from the colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. Hand-carried transcripts, official copies issued to the student and unofficial copies are not acceptable.
  2. Three letters of recommendation (at least two from professors familiar with applicant's academic work).
  3. A personal statement that addresses the following:
    – Career goals
    – Research interests
    – Identification of faculty members applicant is interested in working
       with and how research interests complement each other
  4. A curriculum vitae
  5. Official GRE test scores. The general test is required, and the subject test is psychology is recommended. Applicants are encouraged to obtain a minimum score of 300 for the combined verbal and quantitative sections, with neither falling below 148.

PLEASE NOTE: In recognition that the COVID-19 pandemic may have interfered with access to the GRE for applicants, we are waiving the GRE requirement for the 2020-2021 application cycle. Students should not submit GRE scores even if they have taken the exam as they will not be considered in admissions decisions.


Department of Psychology

St. Joseph Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1430