Clinical Psychology Admissions

The Department of Psychology admits students only once each year for the Fall term. To apply, students complete the official online Rackham Graduate Application form. When completing this form applicants will have the opportunity to upload a Personal Statement, Statement of Purpose, and transcripts. Applicants will also be prompted to register their recommenders, so that they will be able to submit their letters of recommendation online. All applicants who are applying to the Psychology Graduate Program should review the Psychology Department Graduate Application Checklist. Applicants should not send any hardcopy materials to the Psychology Department.

Faculty Seeking Students for Fall 2015 

Patricia Deldin

Ashley Gearhardt

Joseph Gone

Luke Hyde

Israel Liberzon

Nestor Lopez-Duran

Donna Nagata


For matriculation in Fall, 2015, the deadline for submission of your application is December 1, 2014. All applicants are notified of admission decisions by April 1, 2015.

For specific questions about the graduate program in Clinical Psychology, contact the chair:   Dr. Patricia Deldin at

Please note that recruitment weekend will be February 20-21, 2015 (arrival on the 19th, depart on the 21st)

Although a comprehensive funding package is available for the students admitted to the Clinical Area, we strongly encourage all applicants to apply for predoctoral scholarships and fellowships.

Applicants with scholarly interests in education, women’s studies, or social work should consider applying to one of our joint programs in education (CPEP), women’s studies, or social work — in addition to or instead of — the clinical psychology program. These programs offer special opportunities for interdisciplinary scholarship.

Prospective Applicants:

Acceptance to our clinical psychology program is highly competitive. We view the entire application package of all applicants and select those best fit our program. Although we do not have rigid admission criteria, competitive applicants usually have very high undergraduate GPAs and GRE scores, significant research experience (e.g., paper or poster presentations at regional and national conferences, publications, senior/honors thesis, etc.), and a close match between the student’s research interest and the expertise of our faculty.

Note: At this time we have the University of Michigan Consortium internship but this internship is likely to be phased out in the coming years. As a result, the Consortium will not be available to new students entering the clinical program for the foreseeable future.