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Ph.D. PROGRAM IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
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INSTRUCTIONS TO THE APPLICANT FOR THE
LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY
PH. D. PROGRAM IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

ALL MATERIALS SHOULD BE SENT TO THE GRADUATE ADMISSIONS OFFICE WITH THE FOLLOWING NOTATION ON THE FRONT LEFT PORTION OF THE ENVELOPE: ATTENTION: PH.D. PSYCHOLOGY

All application materials must be received by the Office of Graduate Admissions. Deadline for applications Feburary 1.

***Please read the following instructions carefully. If there is a discrepancy between them and the instructions printed in the application form, these specific Ph.D. program instructions take precedence.

A. A COMPLETED APPLICATION MUST INCLUDE:

1) Two copies of the completed application form should be submitted together with a non-refundable $30.00 application fee. Checks should be made payable to Long Island University. Cash will not be accepted.

2) Two copies of official transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended should be sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Office.

3) Two copies of official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (Verbal, Quantitative, and Advanced in Psychology) should be sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Office.

4) International students whose native language is not English should have official scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TEOFL) sent by the Educational Testing Service to the Graduate Admissions Office.

5) Three letters of recommendation, two of which must be from psychology professors, should be sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Office.

6) A separate list should be made of all employment including volunteer work which you have had over the last two years. This should be in reverse chronological order, beginning with the most recent placement. Indicate the place of employment, the nature of the work, the dates, and how many hours per week it involved. A current curriculum vitae can be substituted, if preferred. Please submit two copies of this summary.

7) A separate list should be made of all undergraduate and graduate psychology courses taken, indicating where the course was taken, the grade received for the course, and the semester and year it was completed. On this same page, list scores received on the GRE and the dates the exams were taken. Please submit two copies of this list.

8) On a separate page, a personal statement should discuss the development of your interest in clinical psychology, relevant experience, and your professional goals. Please submit two copies of this statement with your application.

B. FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

Students need to apply to financial aid at the time of their application for admission to the program. Application for financial aid will be made after a student has been admitted to the program.

C. MINIMUM CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION

Please see the Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus Graduate Bulletin and the enclosed booklet, “Information for Prospective Students,” for a description of the Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology. The minimum criteria for admission include: (a) combined verbal and quantitative GRE scores of 1100; (b) an undergraduate GPA of 3.2; (c) a psychology GPA of 3.4; (d) a minimum score of 550 on the psychology GRE; and (e) 18 credits in psychology, with statistics and experimental psychology required.

D. SCREENING OF APPLICANTS

Initial screening of applicants will be based on the formal material submitted by each candidate. Those applicants who pass this initial screening will then be invited for an interview with the faculty and will have the opportunity to meet and be interviewed by advanced students in the Ph.D. program. The personal interview is structured to maximize the opportunity for communication between the applicant and the departmental admission committee members. Following this interview, the final evaluation by the admissions committee will be accomplished as expeditiously as possible, and all candidates will be notified of their status by April 1.

The applications of those students to whom we are unable to offer a place in the Ph.D. program may be eligible for the M.A. program in Psychology. Please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions if you wish to be considered.

Nicholas Papouchis, Ph. D.
Director, Ph. D. Program in Clinical Psychology

 

Long Island University

Brooklyn Campus

Psychology Department