Clinical Psychology Admissions Requirements
The clinical psychology program usually receives approximately 220 applications for admission each year. Typically, eight new students are admitted at the beginning of each fall semester. A typical entering group of students will have an average undergraduate GPA of 3.7 (on a 4.0 scale) and both Verbal and Quantitative GRE scores above the 50th percentile. Admitted students typically have relevant clinical and research experience. Most students enter the program with a bachelor's degree and complete both the Masters of Science (Research) degree and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in the clinical program. The clinical psychology program does not offer a terminal masters degree. Students who have obtained an approved masters degree in psychology prior to matriculation may be admitted directly into the Ph.D. program upon recommendation and approval of the clinical faculty.
Applicants must complete the online application for Graduate Admission at http://www.slu.edu/graduate-admission-home. Please note that the clinical psychology graduate program highly recommends that each applicant submit three (3) Personal Potential Index (PPI) evaluations as part of their application for admission. Additional information concerning the PPI is available at http://www.slu.edu/graduate-admission-home/apply-now/graduate-admission-personal-potential-index. The application deadline for admission to the clinical psychology program initiating in the fall semester of an academic year is January 1.
As a part of a Catholic, Jesuit University located in the Midtown area of St. Louis, the clinical program is committed to serving the community through education and training of minority clinical psychologists. Applications from minorities and those interested in psychological research and practice with culturally diverse populations are encouraged.