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The Application Process

Application Process

Applications must be made on-line to the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) at www.mun.ca/become/graduate/apply/.

Applications must include:

  • SGS application form
  • official transcripts of university studies
  • results of the TOEFL (if necessary)
  • results of the Graduate Record Examiniation (verbal, quantitative and analystical subtests)
  • three academic letters of recommendation
    • one letter of recommendation must specifically address the suitability of the applicant for clinical work
  • a personal statement (500 words) describing the applicant's interests in clinical psychology and career goals

Admissions Process

Admission to the program is competitive. Applicants are ranked by an admissions committee according to academic aptitude, personal and interpersonal competence, and clinical and professional potential. Work experience, research experience and extra-curricular activities, including volunteer work, are also taken into consideration. The administrative committee compiles a short-list of applicants based on these rankings. 

Short-listed applicants are interviewed by at least two members of the administrative committee, perferably in person. As part of the interview, applicants are asked to indicate their preferences concerning potential research supervisors. Potential research supervisors then determine whether applicants who are acceptable to the PsyD administrative committee and interested in working with them are suitable by reviewing the application and further interviewing the student. A student will not be accepted if a research supervisor is not identified. 

Recommendations concerning admissions are made to the Graduate Studies Committee of the Psychology Department.

Deadline for applications

The deadline for receipt of applications and all supporting documents is February 1. Admission decisions will generally be made by April 15th. 

Number of students accepted

A maximum of six students are accepted each year. This number is based on availability of practicum placements and university resources such as faculty available for supervison and space. 

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