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Admission Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Completed essay
    • In 500 words or less, please state your purpose in pursuing the Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology at University of the Cumberlands. Please include your name and/or ID # upon submission. Essay must display strong writing skills and a good rationale for why the prospective student is interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology
  • Official Transcripts
    • Must be issued and received directly from ALL degree granting colleges and universities.
  • Copies of any license(s) or certificate(s) in the mental health field (e.g., LPA, LPP, LCSW, LPCC, LMFT, etc.)
  • Application Fee: $30
  • Documentation of language fluency (i.e., TOEFL or IELTS – if applicable)
  • Three (3) completed recommendation forms
    • Forms must be completed by past professors or supervisors of your professional work who can objectively evaluate your overall capability to succeed in the program.
    • Forms should include information about your academic preparation and/or professional orientation and experience.
    • If you have previous graduate study, one form MUST be completed by an instructor in that program.
  • Resume or CV
  • GRE scores (completed in the past 5 years). A combined verbal and quantitative score of 300 or above is strongly preferred.
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Completion of an interview with the Admissions Committee in person or online via Blackboard.

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