Ph.D. Degree in Clinical Psychology

Important Dates

  • Dec. 1: Application deadline
  • Last Saturday in February: Group interview

Application Process

A complete application includes:

  • Successful completion of the online application
  • Transcripts from all post-high school institutions attended
  • Official report of general GRE exam scores (code 6686)
  • TOEFL exam scores (for international applicants only)
  • Three letters of recommendation

IMPORTANT: It is solely the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all of the required materials are received in the Office of the Registrar by the Dec. 1 deadline. Only complete applications will be considered.

Applicant Evaluation

Applicants are encouraged to review the general requirements for application to UT Southwestern’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Specific Requirements

A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution of higher learning in the United States or proof of equivalent training at a foreign university is required. Students who are in the process of completing a bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply. Substantial coursework or a major in psychology is encouraged.

Admissions Evaluation

The Admissions Committee conducts an all-day group interview process for the top 20 to 40 applicants. These are candidates who have been screened from the total pool of applicants, using the applicant evaluation criteria, and deemed to be the best match for the program. The interview day is an interactive process involving students and faculty that includes a program overview plus individual interviews and group activities.


No fee is required to apply.


Clinical Psychology students receive a nationally competitive stipend as funds are available. The practicum stipend usually begins in the second year and is currently set at $7,236. The internship stipend, currently set at $14,472 annually, begins in the third year and continues until completion of the internship. Paid teaching and research assistantships are available and are highly competitive.

Students also have the opportunity to earn the Carmen Miller Michael Award. The $1,000 award is bestowed on an advanced student who shows outstanding leadership and academic skills, in addition to dedication to the community.