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Graduate Studies in Clinical Psychology

When you pursue a graduate degree in clinical psychology from SMU, you open the door to a world of opportunities to understand human behavior and make the world a better place. You'll learn from and work with a nationally recognized faculty of committed researchers and dedicated teachers who have received numerous awards for teaching excellence, conferred by the University and the student body.

Faculty research spans a diverse range of topics, including family relationships, health behaviors, personality, cognition and the brain, and mental illnesses. In the last five years, faculty in the Psychology Department have published over 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and obtained more than $5 million in grant funds.

 

M.S. Organizational Psychology

Admission Deadline

The deadline for submitting application materials is December 1st to be considered for the following fall semester. Incomplete applications will not be considered. SMU requires the $75 application fee in order to process the application.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible to apply, you must be a current SMU undergraduate in at least your junior year. Please visit the department's website for instructions on how to apply for this program.

We recommend that you start looking into the process during your sophomore year. 

PH.D. Clinical Psychology

Admission Deadline

The deadline for submitting application materials is December 1st to be considered for the following fall semester. Incomplete applications will not be considered. SMU requires the $75 application fee in order to process the application.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Clinical Psychological Doctoral program must submit the following:

  • Transcripts from all institutions attended (post high school; unofficial documents can be uploaded to your application).
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Résumé
  • Statement of Purpose* 
  • GRE Scores
  • International applicants must provide English Language Proficiency scores if their degree does not meet our waiver requirements. 

*This personal statement should include the applicant's professional interests, graduate school goals, career goals, research experience (as well as other pertinent experience), and the names of 1-2 faculty members with whom they would like to work. 

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