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 2021-2022 academic year: Dr. Cherl Levinson, Dr. Tamara Newton, Dr. Paul Rosen
The following Clinical faculty members WILL NOT be reviewing graduate applications for the 2021-2022 academic year: Dr. Sara Bufferd, Dr. Rich Lewine, Dr. Benjamin Mast, Dr. Suzanne Meeks, Dr. Paul Salmon, Dr. Sandra Sephton, Dr. 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

 The Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program is highly selective.  Even very highly qualified applicants may not be offered admission due to their research interests not aligning with those of our faculty.

* The GRE is optional for the fall 2021 admissions cycle. You may submit scores if you have them and would like to include that information with your application materials and they will be considered by the admissions committee. Applications without GRE scores will be given equal consideration. If GRE scores are not submitted, applicants should provide evidence of their writing and quantitative skills through other materials such as description of  quantitative courses taken and provision of written materials such as an honors thesis or a course paper.


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 2020-2021 are $22,000/12 months. Fellowships ($22,000/12 months) are competitively awarded.


Admissions Data

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

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

2. General Information about CUDCP Programs (pdf)