Program Admissions

Thank you for your interest in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at the University of Louisville. This page is intended to provide prospective students and other publics with program information and application instructions. Our department does not offer a terminal Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology.

The following Clinical faculty members WILL be reviewing graduate applications for the 2020-2021 academic year: Sara Bufferd, Cheri Levinson, Benjamin Mast, Tamara Newton, Paul Rosen, Sandra Sephton
The following Clinical faculty members WILL NOT be reviewing graduate applications for the 2020-2021 academic year: Richard Lewine, Suzanne Meeks, Paul Salmon, Barbara Stetson


The program accepts new students in the Fall Semester only. Our application deadline is December 1st.

How to Apply

Please visit our Application Instructions page before applying. This page includes important information on the application process, as well as required materials that MUST be submitted for your application to be considered complete.

Admission Requirements & Selection Averages

Typically, applicants who are admitted to our program possess the following minimum qualifications:

⦁   undergraduate degree in Psychology

⦁   GPAs of 3.0 or higher

⦁   GRE subtest scores in the 60th percentile or higher

⦁   strong letters of recommendation

⦁   experience in a research lab

However, even very highly qualified applicants may not be offered admission due to their research interests not aligning with those of our faculty. The Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program is highly selective. The ratio of number of acceptances to the number of applications for our program is 1 in 27. The average credentials for the last seven classes are shown below.



GPA - Undergrad: 3.71 -
GRE - Verbal: 160 85
GRE - Quantitative: 156 63
GRE - Analytical Writing: 4.65 85



Typically, all graduate students in the department are supported for four years of study. Sources of funding include fellowships, research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and clinical placements. All carry full tuition remission and health insurance. Graduate teaching assistantship stipends for 2018-2019 are $22,000/12 months. Fellowships ($22,000/12 months) are competitively awarded.


Admissions Data

Click here for a record of the clinical program admissions data (pdf).

1. CUDCP's policy for Admissions Offers and Acceptances (pdf)

2. General Information about CUDCP Programs (pdf)