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How to Apply to the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at City College, CUNY

1. Create an account here:

2. Login to the application here:


4. For School of Interest, select Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership from the drop-down menu.

5. For Program of Study, select Clinical Psychology.

6. Throughout the application, choose Save & Continue when you are done with a section. You can always return to earlier sections to edit. Sections can also be selected from the menu on the left-hand side.

7. EDUCATIONAL HISTORY: We require transcripts from ALL post-secondary institutions attended, whether or not they include psychology courses. Unofficial versions are fine at time of application. Upon acceptance, official versions are required.

8. STANDARDIZED TESTS: Official reports from the ETS for both the GRE and Psychology Subject Test GRE are REQUIRED. The Institutional Code for City College is 2083.

9. PERSONAL STATEMENT Directions: In your application statement, please discuss your past education and experience, academic and professional plans, and reasons for wishing to undertake graduate work. Include some details about intended specialization in your field, your preparation for the specialization, and anything else you consider important for an assessment of your abilities. Please also be sure to convey who you are as a person, not just your academic qualifications. Please upload this file within the "Statement of Purpose" section of the application portal. 


10. In the Statement of Purpose section, also include your RESUME/CV. This is REQUIRED.


11.DIVERSITY STATEMENT Directions: The City College Clinical Psychology PhD program seeks a cohort of students that embodies diversity in its many forms and is committed to providing excellent clinical care to underserved populations. To this end, please submit a brief statement (maximum of 250 words) describing how your personal and/or professional characteristics, experiences, and interests will advance your program's deep commitment to diversity and social justice. You are invited to address whichever aspects of diversity or difference that are most meaningful to you.


12. Additional Information: You may submit an additional Writing Sample. This is OPTIONAL.

13. RECOMMENDATONS: We require at least two Recommendation Letters. You may submit more. We have no requirements as far as who writes your recommendation letters; in general, it is a good idea to include at least one from a professor (to vouch for your academic work and ability) and one from an employer or supervisor - someone who can speak to your research and clinical work and ability. It is important to ask people who can speak of you with real knowledge of your abilities and personal qualities, rather than "he/she was one of 200 undergraduates in my lecture course. He/she did very well with a grade of A in the course...”

14. Select Check Your Application on the left-hand side.

15. Once you have completed the application forms to your satisfaction, you should submit your application by clicking the Submit button at the top right-hand side of any page of the application. This does not include the Important Links section. This will take you through the steps to electronically submit your application to our office. Please note that you can submit your application only once and that once submitted, you will not be able to make changes to your application information using the online application system.


If you have any more questions about the application, please email: