Medical Clinical Psychology Admissions
- Admission to the Medical/Clinical Psychology Program is highly competitive. We follow an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity process to ensure applicants are evaluated on their individual merit. Our aim is to admit 6-10 new students each year.
- Students are only admitted into the fall semester, for full-time study, and for completing the doctoral program (a Masters degree is earned along the way if students do not already have a Masters degree).
- The deadline for all application material to be submitted to the Graduate School is November 30. The online application can be accessed via Apply Online or by going to: http://www.uab.edu/graduate. In addition to the application, applicants must submit the following materials :
- 3 letters of recommendation (submitted electronically)
- Official transcripts indicating all undergraduate and any graduate course work
- General Record Examination (GRE) test scores, including verbal, quantitative, and analytic writing scores
- GRE Subject Test in Psychology score
UPDATE: The GRE Psychology Subject Test is officially required for 2013 candidates for the first time. However, due to the timeframe of incorporating this requirement, we WILL accept and evaluate applications with or without the subject test.
- All materials and scores are submitted directly to the Graduate School. Applicants may also submit a curriculum vitae , if desired.
- The program’s admissions committee reviews all applications to identify approximately 25 applicants who will be invited for an on-site interview in February or March. Initial offers of admission are made within a few days of the campus visit and continue until the incoming class is filled.
- Successful applicants typically have:
- Strong overall academic credentials. For average grades and GRE scores of students entering our program, please follow the link to Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data on the program’s home page.
- A solid academic background in psychology.
- Research experience at the undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and/or graduate level.
- Course work in natural and life sciences, statistics, and mathematics.
Prospective students who do not have this typical background but have other relevant strengths (e.g., training in health-related professions) are also encouraged to apply.