Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology

Apply to Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology by completing the online application and submitting the additional materials listed below to be received by the program no later than the December 15 deadline. If an applicant is currently enrolled in school, an unofficial transcript will be accepted. An official one must be sent at the end of the semester. This application should be used only to apply for the Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology. Your application to the Ph.D. Program will not be considered complete unless it contains a completed online application plus the following supplemental materials:

  1. All undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Only official transcripts will be reviewed. (Note: you must have completed at least 18 credits of psychology course work at the graduate or undergraduate level, including Introductory Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Statistics, Experimental Psychology, and Social Psychology).
  2. Three letters of recommendation. Please download the Applicant Recommendation Form. If you are submitting these with your application, rather than asking your recommenders to mail their letters directly, they should be in sealed envelopes with the recommender’s signature across the sealed area.
  3. A personal statement describing your interest in psychology and your reasons for pursuing graduate studies in this field. Outline your plans for professional work, including research, teaching, and human service endeavors.
  4. A curriculum vitae (CV).
  5. Official GRE aptitude and advanced psychology test score reports from within the past 5 years (unless you are a respecialization program applicant, in which case older scores will be accepted).The Psychology GRE is optional for those who majored in psychology as an undergraduate.  Use Institution code 2263 and Department code 2016 when requesting these from ETS.
  6. A $40 nonrefundable application fee, made payable to Fairleigh Dickinson University. (Note: The fee cannot be paid online).

Materials other than the online application should be sent to:

Fairleigh Dickinson University
School of Psychology (T -WH1-01), PhD Program in Clinical Psychology
Metropolitan Campus
1000 River Rd.
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666
(201) 692-2315

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14. List the names and addresses of three academic references whom you have asked to submit letters of recommendation on your behalf. (Note: If you wish to submit letters of recommendation written by nonacademic references, these should be in addition to the required three.) Please download the Applicant Recommendation Form. Letters should be sent directly to the Ph.D. Program Administrative Assistant at the address noted above.
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If I accept enrollment at the University, I agree to abide by all the rules and regulations now or hereafter promulgated by the University .The University reserves the right to deny admission and matriculation to any applicant who, in the judgment of the University, is not qualified. Any student failing to comply with such rules and regulations may be dismissed or suspended by the University.

No applicant will be denied admission to Fairleigh Dickinson University on the basis of color, race, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, or physical disability.



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