Admission Requirements

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Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology

Currently accepting applications for Fall 2015.

Students with a bachelor's degree in psychology or a related major and students with a master's degree in psychology or a related major may apply. Students will need to demonstrate their abilities to succeed in a doctoral level program through GPA, GRE scores, research experience and experience in the field. Students will also need to have well developed writing skills. In addition, students need to demonstrate potential as clinicians by their abilities to engage with and develop interpersonal relationships. The need to target and enroll students from diverse backgrounds will be a priority in recruiting. Ventura County has a strong need for clinical psychologists who are bilingual in English and Spanish and efforts will be made to target potential students who are fluent in both languages. Addressing diversity has been a priority at CLU and will be a priority in the Psy.D. program as well.

The Priority deadline for the following fall semester is January 15. Applications received after the January 15 deadline will be considered if there is still space available in the cohort.

The Psy.D. program will consider students when the following requirements have been met:

M.S. in Counseling Psychology (MFT)

Currently accepting applications for Summer and Fall 2015.

The priority deadline for the following fall semester is February 1. Applications received after the February 1 deadline will be considered if there is still space available in the cohort.

Request an admission materials packet or download forms below:

  • Completed Application Form
  • $50 application fee; please make check payable to CLU ($25 if applying online)
  • Official transcripts from all four year colleges/universities attended and any graduate work (Transcript Request Form)
    Note: You must also submit official transcripts from any college where you satisfied prerequisite courses
  • Personal Statement
  • Two (2) Recommendation Forms - must be from professional or academic references
  • The general test for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required. The test should be taken within the past 5 years. 50th percentile on the Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing scales is preferred. The psychology subject test of the GRE is recommended but not required.
  • At least 3 credit hours of statistics and an additional 9 hours of undergraduate or graduate psychology courses. Grades of B or higher are preferred.

M.S. in Clinical Psychology

Currently accepting applications for Fall 2015.

The priority deadline for the following fall semester is February 1. Applications received after the February 1 deadline will be considered if there is still space available in the cohort.

Request an admission materials packet or download forms below:

  • Admission packet
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • The general test for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required. The test should be taken within the past 5 years. 50th percentile on the Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing scales is preferred. The psychology subject test of the GRE is recommended but not required.
  • Transcripts from all institutions are required. A GPA minimum of 3.0/4.0 is preferred. (Transcript request form)
  • Completed Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 3 credit hours of statistics with a grade of B or higher preferred and an additional 12 hours of undergraduate or graduate psychology courses.

  • CV or resume
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