Program Admissions

Program Admissions

**The deadline for applications is December 1st 

The UCF Psychology Department coordinates the admission process with the UCF Graduate Studies office. In order to enroll in graduate classes, students must have obtained a baccalaureate or higher degree, prior to the start of the term for which the student is admitted, from a regionally accredited institution or from a recognized foreign institution. Students without a baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited institution (or equivalent) are not admitted to graduate degree programs, graduate certificate programs, or graduate nondegree status.

An application to most PhD programs contains five components.  Successful applicants typically have both strengths and relative weaknesses in their applications, and it is important to view one’s application as a portfolio.  The components of the application are as follow:

  1. GPA/Educational History
  2. Test scores: GRE and GRE Subject Test
  3. Letters of recommendation: Three letters written by people who can speak to your work ethic, range of professional interests, and what it is like to work with you.
  4. Personal essay: An essay about your research and clinical interests and faculty you may be interested in working with while enrolled in our program.
  5. Content training: Information about career and research experiences may be highlighted on the CV and personal statement and are often described in an applicant’s letters of recommendation.

Although very weak GRE scores or other information indicating a poor fit in any area may prevent an applicant from being offered an interview, many applicants with some relative weaknesses and strengths may still be offered interviews.  At UCF, the applicants’ fit with the goals of the program are a critical component.  It is very rare that an application is positively distinguished on all five of the areas described above.  In the past 6 years, GRE scores have ranged from 308-320 and GPAs have ranged from 3.5 to 3.75.

For application requirements click the following link:  Graduate Requirements

To apply online click the following link:  Graduate Online Application

Mailing Address

UCF College of Graduate Studies
Millican Hall 230
PO Box 160112
Orlando, FL  32816-0112

Institution Codes
GRE: 5233
TOEFL: 5233
ETS PPI: 5233

For more information on the application process, please contact:

Dr. Kristi Alexander
Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program Director