Psychology Students

GRADUATE PROGRAM

Application to the doctoral clinical psychology program is done through Marquette's Graduate School, which can be reached by phone at (414) 288-7137.
Applications must be submitted online: apply online.

Please contact us!

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the program directly, to inform us that you are applying, so that we can look for your application. Please send an e-mail to our administrative assistant, Trish Johnson.

Most of the information about the program, faculty research interests, application requirements, and financial aid opportunities may be found on our department webpage or the Graduate School webpage. If you are unable to find information that you need, please feel free to contact Trish Johnson, the program assistant, or Dr. Stephen Saunders, the Director of Clinical Training. In addition, applicants are strongly encouraged to contact individual faculty members with whom they would like to work to inform them that they will be applying and are interested in working with them. By doing so, applicants can ascertain whether a faculty member is accepting students for the coming year and may be able to engage in a discussion about mutual research interests.

Prerequisites for Admission

The Clinical Psychology Program regards training in the breadth of psychology and its research foundations as the best preparation for graduate study in psychology. An undergraduate major in psychology is desirable but not required. Research experience is strongly recommended.

What are the admission requirements?

In addition to the completed application form, to qualify for admission to the Clinical Program, you must fulfill these specific requirements (international students may need to meet additional requirements):

  1. Official transcripts from all colleges you attended.
  2. Three letters of recommendation.
  3. A personal statement of 1000 words or less that includes a discussion of academic and professional experiences and goals. The statement should comment on how your experiences and/or interests would contribute to fostering diversity in the Clinical Psychology Program.
  4. Graduate Record Examination (GRE), General Test

REGARDING THE PERSONAL STATEMENT: You are asked to upload a personal statement of 1,000 words or fewer that includes discussion of academic and professional experiences and goals. The statement should comment on how your experiences and/or interests would contribute to fostering diversity in the Clinical Psychology Program. An individual’s ability to enrich diversity to the program, in addition to his/her very presence, can involve, but is not limited to, personal identity (e.g., ethnic identity, religious identity, national origin), intellectual contributions (typically in the form of research interests), and/or personal history or experiences that allow the applicant to bring a unique perspective/worldview (e.g., history of overcoming significant disadvantage, first in family to go to college).
(Refer to Statement on Diversity http://www.marquette.edu/psyc/about_diversity_statement.shtml)

The program invites applicants that are particularly interested in diversity-related issues, in either research and/or clinical practice, to request consideration for the Department of Psychology Diversity Graduate Assistantship. All applicants that believe they would contribute positively to the diversity of the program are invited to state in their application that they would like to be considered for the Diversity Graduate Assistantship.

When should I apply?

The application deadline for the Clinical Psychology Program is December 1. Late applications will generally not be considered.

What about financial aid?

  1. Most doctoral applicants apply for and receive financial aid. Applying for financial aid does not affect your application or the chances of admittance to the program either negatively or positively.
  2. You will be asked to indicate on the application whether you are seeking financial aid or not. More information about the various types of aid can be found on the Financial Aid page.

What is the Application and Admissions Process?

Applications are reviewed by the Graduate Committee and by all faculty with whom students are interested in working. Between 20-30 applicants will be invited to campus for an interview. (It is possible to do phone interviews if an applicant cannot come to campus.) Interviews are generally conducted in February. Applicants should hear whether they have been offered admission to the Program within a few weeks of interviewing.

Other Information About Graduate Study in Psychology

The American Psychological Association publishes a comprehensive book about Graduate Study in Psychology, which is highly recommended.


PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT

Contact the Psychology Department

If you have questions about clinical services, please call the Center for Psychological Services at (414) 288-3487.

Location: Cramer Hall, 317
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Phone: (414) 288-7218
Fax: (414) 288-5333
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