For any questions, please contact the Admissions Coordinator at 

Admissions Process

The application deadline is December 1, 2019. In addition, the GRE General Test Score needs to be received by this date. The Psychology GRE also needs to be taken before December 1st, however the results of this exam do not need to be received by December 1.

Interviews, for those invited to interview, are in January and February.
Admission offers will be communicated by the first week of March.

Open Houses

The Clinical Psychology PhD Program will be hosting two open houses this year. 

  • The student groups AEMI and Q&A will host an open house on Thursday, October 17th from 5-7 PM in Shepard Hall, room 107
  • The admissions committee will host an open house on Thursday, October 24th from 5-7 in Shepard Hall, room 107. 

One open house will particularly highlight how the program addresses and focuses on issues related to racial and ethnic minorities and to diversity in sexual orientation and gender identity. The other open house is a more general introduction to the program. All interested applicants are invited to either or both. 

Applicant Prerequisites

  • 15 credits in psychology (typically satisfied by 5 classes of 3 credits each). Of these there must be at least 1 semester of Statistics AND 1 semester of (laboratory) Experimental Psychology
  • Applicants who did not pursue psychology as an undergraduate can either enroll in a post-baccalaureate programs or take the required courses at a university that accepts non-matriculated students.


Students may enter the program with an undergraduate major in Psychology or in another field. A Masters in Psychology (or other field) is not a prerequisite for acceptance. Acceptance is based on assessment of the applicant's overall record and clinical acumen. Particular attention is given to the applicant's academic record (i.e. GPA) and past experiences (i.e. professional research or clinical experience). Please contact the admissions coordinator, Nat Sufrin, at  with any questions. 

Our Student Body

Our students come from a wide range of backgrounds but share a passion for social justice, for clinical work, and for scholarship. Many of our students are drawn to the strong representation in the program of psychodynamic practice, theory, and research, but their interests are diverse and the training students receive reflects the full range of important viewpoints in our field.

Admissions Coordinator

For questions about admission to the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program that are not answered by this website, please contact the admissions coordinator, Rona Tarazi, at If you are unable to use e-mail, you may also call 212-650-5667.