Application Information

**GRE scores are NOT required**

THE DUE DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS DECEMBER 5th. Please follow the following steps to apply:

1.Go to the Graduate School webpage to enter the application portal.  

2.Provide a Personal Statement. You may organize this statement in any manner your wish, but we suggest limiting your submission to 2-3 pages. It is strongly recommended that your personal statement include a description of your research and academic experience, career interests, and reasons for pursuing doctoral training in our specific program.

3.Provide a CV.

4.DO NOT upload the optional video that appears on the Graduate School portal. Our admissions committee will not review any videos in evaluating applications, so please ensure that any material you want to share with the program appears in your Personal Statement or CV.

5.You are required to provide three letters of recommendation.  The Graduate School portal includes a suggestion that you request additional letters of recommendation. Although submitting extra letters is permitted, these additional materials will not advantage you in our admissions process unless they provide important new information that is not available from the three required references.

We strongly encourage applications from individuals whose identities are underrepresented in psychology and academia more broadly (e.g., People of Color, LGBTQ+ community members). We are committed to creating an inclusive environment in our department, as well as in all areas of the discipline of psychology, and firmly believe a diversity of identities and experiences strengthens the discipline. Our faculty are acutely aware of the barriers that exist for historically under-represented groups in higher education in general, and at UC in particular.  We are actively working to mitigate the impact of systemic injustices against and oppression of these groups in our program. Our mission is to create a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment where all our students, in particular our students of Color and those with other marginalized identities, feel seen, safe, and supported as they work toward their academic and professional goals. We encourage applicants to discuss their willingness to contribute to this mission in their personal statement, as part of their relevant past experiences and goals in obtaining a graduate degree in psychology from UC.

You may read our Frequently Asked Questions here.  If you have further questions about your application, please contact the Director of Clinical Training at jennifer.brown2@uc.edu or the Director of Experimental Training at paula.silva@uc.edu or call the department at 513-556-5580.  

Thank you for your interest in our doctoral program. We look forward to reviewing your materials.

*Select applicants will be notified and invited to an Interview Day in February​*