Students completing the Clinical/Developmental PhD Psychology Program will meet the requirements for both the Clinical PhD Program and the developmental subprogram of the General/Experimental PhD Program. Students interested in the Clinical/Developmental Psychology PhD Program should apply through the Clinical Psychology PhD Program application and indicate their interest in the Clinical/Developmental PhD Program in their application materials.
With the online application program administered by the Graduate College, you set up an application account complete with a username and password of your choosing. Then you can complete the application over several sessions and check on the status of your supporting documentation at any time. Once the application is complete, it is sent to the Department of Psychological Science for consideration.
The Department of Psychological Science is committed to diversity among the student body in terms of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, native language, national origin, race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, and social economic status. Prospective applicants who will enhance the diversity of our student body, including those from under-represented racial or ethnic groups and first-generation college students, are strongly encouraged to apply.
Deadline for Applying
- December 1
Please note that the Clinical PhD Training Program will hold on-campus interviews in February. Attendence by invitation only.
Materials to Submit
Online Application: The Application, Statement of Purpose, Resident Status Application, and the Application Fee are all included in the Online Application. Although there is no required length for the Statement of Purpose, most Statements of Purpose are between 1-2 pages in length.
GRE Scores: General scores from the Graduate Record Examination are required, and must have been taken within five years of the date of application. Unofficial GRE scores included by you in your application materials are sufficient for the review process. However, acceptance into the program is contingent on the receipt of official GRE scores. Subject scores (Psychology) are not required but are strongly recommended for students applying without a psychology major. Official score reports are sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Office on your request only. It can take up to six weeks from time of order to time of receipt. The Institution Code for the University of Vermont is 3920. Questions about the GRE examination may be directed to the Graduate Record Examination, Educational Testing Service, PO Box 6000, Princeton, NJ 08541-6000; telephone 609-771-7670.
Curriculum Vitae (CV): It is highly recommended that you submit a curriculum vitae (CV). You can do so through the online application.
Clinical PhD Program Writing Sample: Also refer to the Clinical Training Program's Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data webpage for additional information regarding application to this program.
Note: You must submit a writing sample of a research project or paper on which you were the primary author when applying to the Clinical
PhD Program. Emailed copies will not be accepted.
General/Experimental PhD Program Writing Sample: Although not required, applicants to the General/Experimental PhD Program are encouraged to submit a writing sample of a research project or paper on which you were the primary author.
TOEFL Scores: If your native or first language is not English, you must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Questions about the TOEFL examination may be directed to the TOEFL/TSE Services, Educational Testing Service, PO Box 6154, Princeton, NJ 08541-6154; telephone 609-771-7100.
Transcripts: Transcripts must be obtained from each of the post-secondary educational institutions you have attended. UVM students must request the Registrar to send their transcripts to the Graduate College Admissions Office. Unofficial transcripts uploaded by you are sufficient for the review process. However, acceptance into the program is contingent on the receipt of official transcripts.
Letters of Recommendation: Letters of Recommendation from three persons qualified to assess your potential for graduate work are required. Please use the portion of the online application for letters of recommendation, or point them to the printable page. References from college or university placement files are acceptable provided they are forwarded in an unopened envelope. Photocopied references are acceptable with original signatures only. Applicants are encouraged to work with their recommenders to ensure timely submission of letters of recommendation so that these letters are available during the review of applications.
How to Apply
- Carefully read the instructions for Applying to the University of Vermont Graduate College
- Read the Directions and Information for specific information regarding the online application process.
- Create your online account
- Access the Application Account Menu to begin the online application process.
- Log onto your account to check the status of your online application.