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
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.
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