Application Procedures for the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program

Admissions and Interviews

Applications to the Clinical Ph.D. Program are due on December 1. If you are interested in the program and have questions, you should contact faculty whose work looks like the best match for you, or contact the UWM Psychology Department at Typically, applications will be reviewed in late December to early January and about 25 – 30 applicants will be invited for the interview day, which is tentatively scheduled for January 29, 2021. The interviews for the 2020-21 cycle will be conducted virtually. Due to the large volume of applications received, we are not able to interview all applicants or to schedule interviews before that time. Following our evaluation, applicants who are no longer being considered will be notified as soon as possible. However, we maintain a secondary list of another 20 to 25 applicants who remain under consideration in case we determine that additional applicants should be interviewed. These applicants will be notified once our final acceptances have been received and they are no longer in consideration.

In the review of applications, the Clinical Psychology Admissions Committee considers your experiences and potential by reviewing all aspects of your application. We pay particular attention to the match between student and faculty research mentor interests and program philosophy. Therefore, research experience, clinical experience, personal statement and letters of recommendation are critical components in admissions decisions. We do not require GRE scores and will NOT consider them in our admissions decision. Please do not send us your scores! We consider your GPA, but we do not have formal cutoff scores for the GPA. We value diverse backgrounds and experience with diverse populations. Click on the following link to view statistics about our incoming classes from the last five years.

PDF Document Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data

Applying to the Program

To apply to the UWM Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program, please follow the link below to read the Departmental Graduate Admissions brochure and to access the online application system.

If you apply to one of our graduate programs, there is an opportunity to have your $75 application fee waived. To have your application fee waived, you would need to attend the UWM Graduate School’s Virtual Open House on October 28th, 2021, and complete a few additional steps as outlined here: You do not need to attend the open house to be considered for admissions and this will not impact the application review process in any way.

Graduate Application Procedures

Please also read: Important information for prospective Clinical Psychology applicants