Graduate Admission

Admission is highly competitive. All completed files are reviewed and incoming students are selected by an admissions committee chaired by the training director and comprising core Clinical Child Psychology faculty members and a student representative. Essential requirements are a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and a record of achievement that shows a strong promise of success in course work and in research and clinical work. Applicants should have at least 15 credit hours in psychology, including statistics and research methodology. Highly rated applicants have experience appropriate to their level in psychological research and applied interactions with children. Criteria include transcripts and grade-point averages from previous educational institutions; scores on the Graduate Record Examination (verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing); the advanced test in psychology is required for applicants with undergraduate degrees in subjects other than psychology); written statements including experience in research and with clinical populations, and interests and research work with faculty; a writing sample; and 3 letters of recommendation. Financial aid is available.

Submit your graduate application online (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Psychology — Clinical Child Psychology Program) as well as all supplemental materials.

Contact Info

Clinical Child Psychology Program

Dole Human Development Center
1000 Sunnyside Ave., Room 2015
Lawrence, KS 66045-7561
Ric G. Steele, Director
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