To be considered for admission to the Clinical Psychology Program, students must submit the following:
- Completed Application
- Two signed and sealed letters of recommendation from professionals who know the student well (e.g., teachers, advisors, professional colleagues or supervisors)
- A personal statement that reflects the educational and career goals of applicants and provides a self-appraisal of their qualifications for the Program and profession. Applicants are encouraged to include explanations of any factors in their application materials that might impact evaluation of their application.
- Current curriculum vitae
- Official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended
- Optional - GRE general test scores
Please Note: Applicants may track the receipt of their application materials and the status of their files on the University's web site with the instructions for accessing account information that will be sent by the Office of Admissions after receipt of their application. Applicants are responsible for notifying the Office of Admissions of any changes in their mailing address and e-mail address. All requests for application withdrawals must be made in writing.
Completed applications are reviewed to determine the applicant's eligibility for interviews, which are conducted on the Midwestern University campus during several admission days throughout the admissions cycle. The personal interview is the final step in the application process. Upon completion of the interview, the Program makes admissions decisions and the Dean, via the Office of Admissions, notifies applicants of admissions decisions.
For those admitted to the Doctor of Psychology Program, a nonrefundable tuition deposit to reserve a seat in the entering class will be required by a date stipulated in the acceptance letter. Deposits are applied toward the tuition due for the first quarter of study.
Completed applications are reviewed by the Clinical Psychology Admissions Committee. Qualified candidates will be invited to participate in group interviews, during which candidates meet with Program faculty, staff, and students. All application materials, including evaluations in the interview process, are then reviewed by the Admissions Committee for final admissions decisions. Please see below for the application deadlines.
Priority Application Deadline - December 11th
Applicants who submit their complete application on or before December 11th will be given first consideration for admission and will be notified of the admissions decision on or before February 15th. Those who are not accepted into the Program at this time will have the option of forwarding their application into the standard deadline (see below).
Standard Application Deadline - April 22nd
Applicants who submit their complete application on or before April 22nd will be considered for admission and will be notified of the admissions decision on or before May 22nd. Applications received after April 22nd will be considered on a rolling basis for seats that may be available or placement on the alternate list.
Midwestern University is pleased to announce that it will offer limited scholarships to first-year students. The two types of scholarships available are:
Academic Excellence Scholarship
Academic excellence will be evaluated using information provided in the application, including undergraduate and graduate grade point average, GRE scores, academic, and clinical and research achievements and honors.
Consistent with MWU's commitment to fostering diversity in the health care field, the Diversity Scholarship recognizes students from diverse backgrounds, including cultural and individual differences.
Students who are offered admission into the program will automatically be considered for one of these two scholarships.