How to Apply

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Priority Application Deadline for Fall 2022 is Dec 1, 2021

To apply to the Masters in Clinical Psychology graduate program, please submit your application materials using our application portal.

Note: The MS in Clinical Psychology program begins in fall semester only

Application Requirements

Part 1

  • Optional-call 805-493-3325 to schedule a phone or walk-in admission appointment
  • Start your application online at
  • Two (2) Recommendation Forms-list recommenders name and contact information in your application. (You do not need to wait on your recommenders to send in the form to complete your application)
  • Complete the rest of the application, sign and date it and Submit Application!
  • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited 4-year colleges and universities attended and any graduate work. Official transcripts must be ordered and sent directly to Cal Lutheran via certified e-transcript or mail. We recommend e-transcript if available at your institution.


          By email:                                                                          By mail:

           If a selection list is available please choose:            California Lutheran University
           California Lutheran University                                     60 West Olsen Road, #2200
           or use the following email address                            Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-2700
           for direct entry:

    • Official transcripts from college/university where prerequisite courses were completed must also be sent
    • International applicants are required to submit a sealed evaluated transcript from an approved evaluation agency.

Part 2

Log in to your Application Portal after submission of your completed application in order to upload or fill out remaining application materials.

  • Personal statement-Please include 2-4 pages covering significant influences and events which have developed your present values and approach to life. Include ways in which these factors may contribute to preparation of a psychology profession. Also include your personal interests and goals, and your professional objectives as they relate to Clinical Psychology.
  • Prerequisite requirement form-Applicants are required to have at least 3 credit hours of statistics with a grade of B or higher preferred and an additional 12 credit hours of undergraduate or graduate psychology courses. Courses must have been completed within the last 7 years. 
  • Resume or CV
  • $25.00 Online Application fee