Applicant Information | Department of Psychology

Applicant Information

**Please note that we are not requiring completion of the GRE for the current appliation cycle, due to the COVID-19 pandemic creating inequality in exam access.

Applications are submitted on-line and two applications are necessary:

  1. Graduate School Application
  2. Department Application

All materials must be recieved by December 1st.

  • Explain why you are a good fit for the research of the specific faculty mentor with whom you want to work in your Statement of Purpose.
  • Highlight your experiences of, and commitment to, diversity in your Statement of Purpose.
  • Although not required, we strongly encourage applicants to take the GRE Psychology subject test.
  • Prior to applying, we encourage you to review this website on "Getting Into Clinical Psych Grad School" as well as this fact sheet.
  • Our timeline for making decisions is available via this public calendar. Due to the large volume of applications we review annually, we are not able to contact applicants individually to alert them of their status in the review process.
  • If invited to interview, you may find this travel information helpful.
  • The following policies apply to any offer of admission we extend: Information for Applicants

Am I qualified to apply?

  • You must meet the minimum requirements to apply
    • 24 undergraduate hours in psychology, including coursework in Statistics
    • 12 of those credits are upper level
  • We do not solely evaluate your application by the numbers (e.g., GRE and GPA).
  • We consider how well your training needs and goals fit with our faculty strengths and training program.

How is the program ranked?

  • Usually, when applicants ask this question, they are referring to US News & World Report Rankings. We do not participate in the polling that generates those rankings. In fact, our professional member organization has passed a resolution against participation due to poor data quality. The result is that clinical psychology has the lowest participation rate across disciplines. We strongly encourage applicants to review programs based on the specific strengths of each program and determining how well those map onto your training needs and career goals. Data based strengths of our program are detailed on our program homepage.

Can I afford doctoral training?

  • Teaching assistantships (TA), teaching fellowships (TF), and research assistantships (RA) are available.
  • In addition, scholarships and financial aid for doctoral students at UNT are available.

What do current students think of their training?

  • See what our current students have to say: here!

The Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at the University of North Texas is accredited by the American Psychological Association, Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242. 202-336-5979 Email: Web:

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